Sky News reports: 'Mass Murder Terror Plot'
Via Breitbart AFP:Britain on maximum terror alert after bomb plot foiled
British police have said they had foiled a plot to blow up planes to the United States in mid-air, putting the nation on its maximum terror alert and snarling air traffic around the world.
Police said the plot, which involved hiding explosive devices in passenger hand baggage, was "an attempt to commit mass murder on an unimaginable scale" and that they had arrested 21 people.
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Reuters: UK police hold 21 over foiled plot to bomb planes
LONDON (Reuters) - British police are holding 21 people in connection with what they said was a foiled plot to blow up several passenger planes flying between Britain and the United States, police said on Thursday.
Describing the plot as an attempt to cause "mass murder on an unimaginable scale", they said arrests had been made in the London area and in Britain's second city Birmingham.
Via AP: Chertoff: Plot 'Suggestive' of al-Qaida
Excerpt: Chertoff-"It was sophisticated, it had a lot of members and it was international in scope," said Chertoff. "It was in some respects suggestive of an al-Qaida plot."
He added, however, that "because the investigation is still underway we cannot yet form a definitive conclusion."
Chertoff said the plotters were in the final stages of planning before execution. "We were really getting quite close to the execution phase," he said. He said it was unclear whether the alleged plot was linked to the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes.
Via BBC: 'Airlines terror plot' disrupted
A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.
It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft.
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