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Mr Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 16:23:58 +0000
From: "From: MR. V H C CHENG." <V@promo.org>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

From: MR. V H C CHENG.
Good Day

I am Mr. Vincent Cheng Hoi Chuen, GBS, JP Chairman of the Hong Kong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Our Client, Gen Zaiki Taha Abdel, a businessman and also who was with the
Iraqi forces, made a fixed deposit, of Twenty Four million Five Hundred
Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch, a number of notices was
sent to him, before the war which began in 2003 and also after the war
but, no response came from him. We later found out that the General along
with his wife and only daughter had been killed during the war in a bomb
blast that hit their home.

After more inquiry it was also discovered that the late Gen. did not
declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of
his bank deposit. What bothers me most is according to the laws of my
country at the expiration of 6 years the funds will be revert to the
ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody comes for the funds,
Against this scenery, I have all the information needed to claim these
funds and I want you to act as the beneficiary of the deposit, there is no
risk involved in this matter, as we are going to adopt a legitimate method
and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.

All I require is your honest co-operation and I guarantee that this will
be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any
breach of the law. Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and
disregard this email if you do not appreciate this proposition I have
offered you.

All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to
you prior to your acceptance and as soon as I receive your return mail Via
my email address cheng.vhvc1177@yahoo.com.hk and I will let you know what is
required of you.

Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Mr. Vincent Cheng
Afghan police: 4 dead in blast near US Embassy
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By AMIR SHAH and JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer – Thu Nov 27, 5:58 pm ET

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AFP – Bomb near US embassy in Afghan capital kills four

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AP – An Afghan man runs next to a car on fire used in a suicide attack near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, …

KABUL, Afghanistan – A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of foreign troops exploded about 200 yards (meters) outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four Afghan bystanders as people entered the compound for a Thanksgiving Day race.

At least 18 others were wounded in the morning attack, said Abdullah Fahim, a health ministry spokesman. Police officer Abdul Manan said the explosion was set off by a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla.

No U.S. Embassy personnel were killed or injured in the blast, an embassy statement said.

The Interior Ministry said the bombing targeted a convoy of foreign troops but it had no additional information.

The blast happened on the last day of a visit by a United Nations Security Council delegation. The U.N. had warned its staff in Afghanistan of possible terrorist attacks coinciding with the visit.

The U.S. Embassy was hosting a Thanksgiving Day run scheduled for 9 a.m. Americans and other Westerners were entering the embassy compound when the bomb went off — at about 8:30 a.m. — sending some participants sprinting for the embassy's inner gates.

"I was about 30 or 40 yards inside the (outer) gate. There was a large explosion. I felt the shock wave, though it wasn't all that strong," said Danny Cutherell, a 26-year-old aid worker from Virginia. "We were about 200 yards (meters) from the blast when it went off, but we were behind the embassy wall and that protected us."

"It's just scary to be that close to it," he said.

Embassy employees are not allowed to leave the embassy's compound in Kabul, so employees there often organize sporting events and other parties and invite Americans who live in Kabul. The Thanksgiving run has become an embassy tradition.

After a 90-minute delay, about 60 people ran the race. The course wound through the embassy's high, razor-wire-covered walls, past armed security guards and large diesel generators that power the compound.

The winner, Casey Johnson, ran the approximately 5-kilometer course in just over 19 minutes. Johnson, a marathon runner, ran a Thanksgiving Day fun run last year in Brooklyn. "This is quite a bit different," he said.

David Johnson, who has been in Afghanistan for 18 months but is scheduled to leave next week, said the blast was a "capstone" on his time in the country.

"You come for a friendly event like a Thanksgiving run, and it turns into a fiasco," said Johnson, 37, a San Diego native who helps run the CURE International hospital in Kabul. "But one thing I noticed is that for people here, it (the bombing) is like a nonevent. People are laughing and carrying on. There are kids running around."

In a separate incident in southern Afghanistan, two British Royal Marines were killed while on a foot patrol. The Ministry of Defense said the marines came under "sustained enemy fire" while on patrol near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

The latest deaths bring the number of British personnel who have died in Afghanistan since 2001 to 128.

Insurgent attacks in Kabul have been rare this year, although militants have launched a few spectacular assaults, including one targeting the Indian Embassy on July 7 that killed 60 people and left over 140 others wounded.


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