Forensic analysis carried out on the Chicago-bound explosive packages intercepted in the UK and Dubai has indicated that the bomb-maker behind them also constructed the devices of the Yemeni failed “Christmas Day” attack last year.
AP - President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser said Sunday that authorities “have to presume” there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones pulled from planes in England and the United Arab Emirates.
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The person assembling these devices, he told ABC’s “This Week,” is “clearly somebody who has a fair amount of training and experience and we need to find him and we need to bring him to justice.” All three bombs contained the explosive PETN. U.S. intelligence officials believe the suspected bombmaker is a Saudi named Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri.
Date created : 2010-10-31