THE SA Police Service said yesterday it had not yet made contact with its counterparts in Iraq about a possible violent threat to the World Cup.
Spokesman Brigadier Nonkululeko Mbatha said they had not successfully contacted police who arrested Saudi national and alleged Al-Qaeda militant Abdullah Azzam Saleh Misfar al-Qahtani. Investigations would continue, he said.
Al-Qahtani “participated in the planning of a terrorist act in South Africa during the World Cup”, Baghdad security spokesman Major-General Qassim Atta said at a news conference in the Iraqi capital on Monday. – Sapa