(LONDON) -- The mail bomb intercepted at East Midlands Airport in Britain was apparently timed to explode over the eastern part of the United States. A U.S. official had earlier said the evidence suggested a plot to blow up aircraft either on runways or in the skies over America.
British police on Wednesday released a statement saying forensic evidence shows the device, one of two intercepted in the apparent plot, could have been activated "over the eastern seaboard of the U.S." The package was sent from Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula says it is responsible and says it will send more package bombs. A.Q.A.P. is based in Yemen.
The other bomb was intercepted in Dubai.
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