The FBI is advising law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for terrorists who possibly are plotting to use fuel tankers in attacks "against Jewish neighborhoods and synagogues,"CBS News reported today.
A federal law enforcement official, who asked not to be identified, said the warning was sent out to local police agencies today.
Another official, also speaking on grounds of anonymity, said the warning was not based on a specific threat, but on interviews with captured al Qaeda and Taliban fighters who indicated such a plot had been discussed. The interviews with detainees did not reveal a target place or time, CBS reported.
An FBI official said the advisory was sent across the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, an electronic system that allows the FBI to send alerts or messages to police in all 50 states simultaneously.