Saturday, October 30, 2010

Explosives Found In Two U.S.-Bound Packages, Thwarting Terrorist Attack -- L.A. Times

The two packages and other suspicious parcels aboard cargo jets, all originating from Yemen, 'underscore the necessity of remaining vigilant against terrorism,' President Obama says.

A terrorist attack apparently aimed at two Jewish centers in Chicago was thwarted when two packages the size of bread boxes containing explosives were intercepted in Europe and the Middle East, President Obama and counterterrorism officials announced Friday.

The packages, which had originated from Yemen, were found on cargo planes after a tip from an official in Saudi Arabia. The targets were a synagogue and another Jewish center on the North Side of Chicago, a U.S. official said.

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More News On The Air Cargo Terrorist Plot

Tracking the News on Air Cargo Explosives
-- New York Times
Authorities Believe Immediate Threat Contained, But Warn More Attacks Coming -- ABC News
Cargo plane bomb plot: mobile phone SIM card connected to explosive package -- The Telegraph
U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages -- New York Times
Terror investigators examine more packages -- AJC
Terror Investigators Examine More Packages -- NPR
U.S. tightens security, seeks source of parcel bombs -- Yahoo News/Reuters

Obama: Suspicious packages are a 'credible terrorist threat' -- Washington Post
Obama: Explosives Found On US-Bound Cargo Planes -- Voice of America
Obama calls Yemeni packages 'credible terrorist threat' -- Yahoo News/AFP

Plot Said to Have ‘Hallmarks of Al Qaeda’ -- New York Times
Parcel bombs have hallmarks of al Qaeda: Napolitano -- Reuters
Explosive package bore al-Qaida hallmarks, Dubai police say -- The Guardian
Cargo plane devices have 'al-Qaeda hallmarks' -- BBC
Dubai Police: Device Bears 'Hallmarks' of al Qaeda -- Wall Street Journal

Obama Suspects Yemen Al Qaeda Group Behind Plot -- New York Times/Reuters
Yemen Emerges as Base for Qaeda Attacks on U.S. -- New York Times
Yemen clamps down after parcel bomb plot -- Reuters
Yemen hunts parcel bombers -- Yahoo News/Reuters

Mail bomb plot shows lax cargo, parcel security -- Yahoo News/AP
Suspicious US-bound packages from Yemen: A terrorist test run? -- Christian Science Monitor

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