April 30th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans to sieze cruise ships, unleash carnage across Europe

In an exclusive story based on internal al Qaeda documents, details of which were obtained by CNN. Hundreds of documents were discovered by German cryptologists embedded inside a pornographic movie on a memory card belonging to a suspected al Qaeda operative arrested last year in Berlin. The German newspaper Die Zeit first reported on the documents.

Tonight, CNN's Nic Robertson explains what's inside the documents, and what al Qaeda had hoped to do:

Future plots include the idea of seizing cruise ships and carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the gun attacks by Pakistani militants that paralyzed the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008. Ten gunmen killed 164 people in that three-day rampage.

The complete story airs tonight at 7 p.m. on Erin Burnett OutFront.

Filed under: National Security
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  1. John Hall

    Erin Burnett should go over to FOX and be with her republican friends where she belongs.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  2. John Hall

    Exactly WHO is complaining about President Obama saying he had OBL killed, other than Erin Burnett and other republican operatives???? This is a contrived, fabricated, made-up NON-ISSUE. No one is complaining about this.
    Eric Burnett is OUtfront and slinging the MANURE.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  3. Jason

    Wow! This is really scary! Won't be going on any cruises any time soon..

    April 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply

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