Monday, September 27, 2004

Terrorist threat issued through Greek KGB newspaper

A newspaper founded by the Soviet KGB was the source of a report that terrorists threatened to bomb an Athens-to-New York airliner, causing the plane to make an emergency landing in England under RAF military escort.

The Greek daily Ethnos, which the KGB founded as a propaganda and disinformation operation in the 1980s, says it received three anonymous phone calls warning of the terrorist attack on the Olympic Airlines jet, according to the BBC.

British fighter planes intercepted the Greek airliner on September 26, 2004. An overnight search turned up nothing suspicious, and the plane and passengers safely resumed their flight.


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