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.
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