Package Bombs Linked to Christmas, Saudi Plots; al-Qaeda Bombmaker Sought

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    Package Bombs Linked to Christmas, Saudi Plots; al-Qaeda Bombmaker Sought - Bloomberg

    The attempted bombings appear to be the work of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni branch of the international terrorist organization that took credit for the Sept. 11, 2001, airplane hijackings in the U.S.

    The parcel intercepted in Dubai included a computer printer with explosive materials hidden inside the ink cartridge and an electric circuit connected to a mobile phone’s SIM card, the United Arab Emirates’ state-run WAM news agency said, citing a statement from Dubai police.

    One of the two intercepted packages was set to be detonated by a cell phone and the other by a timer, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing. Authorities don’t rule out other potentially lethal packages having been shipped, the person said.