Al-Qaeda Group Claims Yemeni Parcel Bomb Plots


Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said to be a group of al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for two failed parcel bombs sent to the US via cargo planes, which were intercepted in Dubai and the UK. It also acknowledged the responsibility for bringing down an American cargo plane in Dubai in September.

Yemeni parcel bombThe matter was revealed on siteintelgroup.com website that covers news on global terrorist networks. In a communique issued on jihadist forums on November 5, 2010 it said that the media did not point at them for September incident because, perhaps Obama administration did not want to jeopardise their chances in mid-term polls for House of Representatives and Senate as it would reveal the security failure of the US government. The US authorities and investigators did not reveal what caused the UPS cargo plane crash that killed two people onboard.

It said they struck three blows on the US air craft within one year. The two devices sent on October 29 were intercepted in Dubai and the UK and diffused with a tip-off from the Saudi government. The UK officials said the tip-off was came in from an al-Qaeda member who handed himself in in Saudi Arabia.

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