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Jan 14, 2008 at 09:09am IST

Al-Qaeda plot to kill the Queen foiled

New Delhi: The Uganda Government has revealed that al-Qaeda-backed terrorists had hatched a plot to assassinate Commonwealth leaders including Queen Elizabeth II, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting last November.

Uganda says these terrorists were posing as a TV crew with explosives hidden in a broadcasting van.

Two broadcast vans belonging to the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation laden with home made bombs, were seized by para-military police.

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN: The Uganda government says its security forces arrested several suspects.

The Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla had all travelled to the east African nation's capital for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November last year.

The Uganda government says several suspected terrorists were arrested.

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