Thursday, August 10, 2006

Terrorists Plan Foiled for U.S. and U.K.

My Fox News Alert email this morning read at 2:00 a.m
In London, 21 people have been arrested in connection with this terrorist plan said to be in the final stages.

Al Qaeda suspected in terror plot that targeted U.S.-bound flights with explosives in carry-on luggage
Developing now......more info to follow.

Earlier this morning:
3:05 a.m. Reuters: Airlines ban hand luggage from UK
All carriers, including British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, stepped up security on news of the plot to smuggle bombs on board a flight between Britain and the United States.

For Immediate Release: U.S. Homeland Security
Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Announcing a Change to the Nation’s Threat Level for the Aviation Sector

US raises air security alert to red for first time.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government raised the security alert on passenger planes to its highest level for the first time on Thursday after Britain said it had foiled a plot to blow up flights to the United States.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was taking an unprecedented step by raising the threat level for commercial flights originating in the United Kingdom to "severe," or red.

Chertoff: Terror Plot was well-advanced.
British Muslims are major suspects arrested in London and the investigation is still ongoing.

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