Top Secret Documents Left On Train in London

June 11, 2008


Two secret government documents about al Qaeda and Iraq were left on a train. A police investigation was under way likely after a senior intelligence official left it on the train by accident. A citizen found the documents and gave them to a journalist who specializes in Intelligence and Government reporting. That reporter then turned them over to police.

In a statement, the government’s Cabinet Office said that “two documents which are marked as secret were left on a train and have subsequently been handed to the BBC.”

He said London’s Metropolitan Police was investigating the security breach and confirmed it was making inquiries about the loss of documents on Tuesday.

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BBC Journalist Found Shot in Afghanistan

June 8, 2008


A day after being abducted in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan journalist working for the British Broadcasting Corp. was found shot dead Sunday, according to a BBC representatives.

Abdul Samad Rohani had been abducted by gunmen in Helmand province on Saturday.

“Rohani’s courage and dedication have been a key part of the BBC’s reporting from Afghanistan in recent years,” said a BBC statement.
“His death is a terrible loss, our thoughts are with his friends and family. We are working closely with his family to support them at this difficult time,” the statement from BBC said.

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