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Explosives called ‘a credible terrorist threat’

Parcels from Yemen were headed to Chicago synagogues; search for others begins

A police dog exited Emirates flight 201, which sat at JFK Airport in New York after being escorted in by fighter jets. A police dog exited Emirates flight 201, which sat at JFK Airport in New York after being escorted in by fighter jets. (Reuters)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / October 30, 2010

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Two packages containing explosives and bound for Jewish synagogues in Chicago were intercepted yesterday, US authorities revealed, setting off a global search for suspicious cargo originating in Yemen, where an offshoot of Al Qaeda has been implicated in a series of terrorist plots. (Full article: 1247 words)

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