French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux has said that one of two alleged al Qaeda parcel bombs intercepted in Dubai last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was programmed to detonate.
AP - One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, the French interior minister said Thursday.
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Hortefeux did not say where he got the information about the timing, although U.S. and European intelligence officials have been exchanging information on the plot. The French Interior Ministry would not elaborate on Hortefeux’s comment. In Britain, police would not comment, and investigators in the United States said they could not immediately confirm the 17-minute figure.
Date created : 2010-11-04