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Authorities raised South Africa's terror alert level after learning that wanted British terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite had spied on embassies in Pretoria early this year. A convicted fraudster said he had helped process over 3 000 fake IDs and passports from al Qaeda-linked networks such as Shabaab and Soldiers of Islam, and that Lewthwaite's fake documents were among them. A weapons cache containing assault rifles and smoke grenades was found in a field in Limpopo.
Interrogations of the al Qaeda member planning the World Cup attacks revealed that the terror group planned to use cars bombs laced with rat poison, then gunmen would kill those aiding the wounded. It is reported that they planned to strike during the Denmark v. Netherlands match and use car bombs if they could not kill the players themselves.