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Latest Terrorist Attacks Developments

October 3, 2001

Developments Wednesday related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:

_ President Bush urges Congress to approve economic stimulus plan of $60 billion to $75 billion to avert recession triggered in part by the attacks.

_ Bush administration officials say some of the terrorists involved in the attacks also took part in the attack on the USS Cole a year ago in Yemen and the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa.

_ Anti-Taliban alliance in Afghanistan says it is coordinating its offensive with the United States and expects to receive fresh supplies of weapons soon from Iran and Russia.

_ Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrives in Saudi Arabia for meetings with defense minister and other leaders. He also plans to visit Oman, Egypt and Uzbekistan _ key nations in the fight against Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida organization.

_ Bush visits New York for second time since the attacks, meeting with firefighters, school children and business leaders near the World Trade Center rubble.

_ Authorities say 5,219 people missing at the World Trade Center and 363 confirmed dead. Death tolls unchanged at Pentagon (189) and at Pennsylvania crash site (44).

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