British police say a mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States.
Authorities are stepping up their investigation into the mail bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues, and they weren’t the only Chicago locations showing up on al-Qaeda’s radar.
One of the bombs addressed to Chicago synagogues from Yemen was defused just 17 minutes before it would have detonated, the French interior minister says.
The packages loaded with explosives and addressed to Chicago synagogues might have been set up to detonate before they even arrived.
Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane.