Packages from Yemen 'credible terrorist threat': Obama

29th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

President Barack Obama said Friday that suspect packages from Yemen bound for the US contained explosive material and were a "credible terrorist threat."

"I want to update the American people on a credible terrorist threat across the country," Obama said.

Intelligence and law enforcement agents "identified two suspicious packages" that were bound for "two places of Jewish worship in Chicago," Obama said, adding that they had been located in Dubai and East Midlands airport.

"An initial examination of those packages has determined that they do apparently contain explosive material."

© 2010 AFP

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