Terrorism: May 21, 2002


US troops in Afghanistan have been ordered to burn their mail after an Afghan local was found going through trash piles and taking home envelopes with addresses on them. It was unclear why he wanted the mail, but military police are concerned that al Qaeda might use the information to attack the families of American soldiers serving in the Afghanistan (to destroy the morale of entire units) or could pass the information to al Qaeda cells that might try to steal their identities to make money to support their activities.--Stephen V Cole


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