Obama: Officials Foiled 'Credible Terrorist Threat'

Says US is working with Yemen to root out terrorists
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2010 3:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama declared today that authorities had uncovered a "credible terrorist threat" against the US following the overseas discovery of US-bound packages containing explosives aboard cargo jets. Obama said both had been addressed to Jewish organizations in the Chicago area, underscoring "the necessity of remaining vigilant against terrorism."

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The packages both originated in Yemen, but Obama did not explicitly assign blame to al-Qaeda, which is active in the Arab nation. White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the explosives "were in a form that was designed to try to carry out some type of attack," but he provided no further details. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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