Parcel intercepted in Dubai bears Qaeda hallmarks: police

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A US-bound air parcel that contained explosives and was intercepted in Dubai bore the hallmarks of "terrorist organisations like Al-Qaeda," police in the Gulf emirate said on Saturday.

"The investigation into the suspicious packages that came from Yemen... has shown that (one of them contained) a computer printer whose ink contained explosive material," said a police statement.

"The device was prepared in a professional manner and equipped with an electrical circuit linked to a mobile telephone (SIM) card concealed in the printer.

"The manner in which this device was prepared bears the hallmarks of those used by terrorist organisations like Al-Qaeda," the statement added.

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