Yemen-based al-Qaeda responsible for plot
WASHINGTON (KABC) -- A Yemen-based al-Qaeda group took responsibility on Friday for last week's mail bomb plot, according to the Associated Press.
Officials last Friday intercepted two bombs hidden in packages mailed from Yemen and addressed to synagogues in the Chicago area. Both mail bombs were wired to detonators that used cell phone technology.
U.S. officials have said they believe it was the Yemen group.
The claim was reported by the private SITE Intelligence Group.
The two packages were found on planes traveling through Dubai and Britain, setting off a major security alert in several major cities around the world and in the U.S. Suspicious packages were investigated in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Queens.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
airport security, al qaeda, terrorism, department of homeland security, airplane, world news
- Malaysia missing jet may have turned back
- Teen survives 5 Fwy crash, killed by traffic
- 2 persons of interest sought in LB attack
- LAPD officer recovering after fatal BH crash
- Stage collapse reported at Servite High School
- Bees attack 71-year-old woman in Palm Desert
- IE WWII Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest
- L.A. man wanted in attempted Banksy theft
- Obama to preserve California federal lands
- abcnews: Teens save man stuck in sewer
- Bond set for mom who drove kids into ocean
- Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea
- Sheila MacRae of 'The Honeymooners' dies
- OTRC: Khloe Kardashian topless in first Vine video