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Yemeni al Qaeda member arrested over UK bomb plot

Player in last week’s cargo bomb plot was planning an attack in Britain

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A member of the group believed to be involved in last week’s cargo bomb plot was arrested in Britain earlier this year, British Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed. “Our police and agencies have been working to disrupt AQAP operatives in this country. An AQAP associate was arrested here earlier this year. He is alleged to have been planning a terrorist attack in this country. Threats such as these are likely to continue,” she said. The man, a member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen, had been plotting an attack in the UK. He was part of the same group believed to be behind bombs built into desktop computer printers discovered at East Midlands airport and in Dubai on Friday morning after a tip from Saudi intelligence. Ibrahim al-Asiri, a Saudi-born militant believed to be at large in Yemen, is suspected of having constructed the bombs. He is also alleged to have been responsible for making the device that was involved in the failed Christmas Day bomb plot targeting a plane bound for Detroit last year.

The Guardian

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