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Internet chatter up on bin Laden revenge attacks

LONDON (AP) - In the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, Western intelligence officials say they're seeing increased Internet and phone chatter about potential small-scale revenge attacks.
Officials say they've heard talk of shootings, bombings and random violence, but no specific plots that would justify raising the threat level.
One intelligence official tells The Associated Press the increased chatter doesn't necessarily mean an increased threat. But he says it's likely that people who follow bin Laden's ideology will try to avenge his killing by U.S. commandos.
More than 100 protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in London today, chanting "USA, you will pay!" A Muslim cleric who helped organize the demonstration says high-profile attacks could occur in Europe or the U.S. -- though he says he doesn't know of any such plans.
Interpol has advised law enforcement agencies in some 188 countries to be on alert. Embassies and some American businesses have added new security measures.

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