No indication of more parcel bombs: US terror chief

31st October 2010, Comments 0 comments

US counter-terrorism chief John Brennan said Sunday there was no intelligence indicating additional parcel bombs from Yemen but refused to rule out the possibility.

"I think we have to presume that there might be and therefore we have to take these measures but right now we do not have indications that there are others that are out there," Brennan told NBC's "Meet the Press" news show.

"We are trying to get a better handle on what else might be out there, that's why we've taken exceptionally prudent measures in my mind as far as preventing packages coming in to the United States from Yemen."

Authorities have said two parcels discovered on cargo planes in Dubai and central England late Thursday after a tip-off from Saudi Arabia contained explosives and were intended to bring down the aircraft.

"We are trying to get a better handle on what else might be out there, that's why we've taken exceptionally prudent measures in my mind as far as preventing packages coming in to the United States from Yemen," Brennan said.

"The Yemeni authorities have been very cooperative in this effort as have other governments and services, so we're still trying to understand better what we might be facing."


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