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Major UK air terror plot thwarted
Latest Updated by 2006-08-11 08:59:51
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Major UK air terror plot thwarted

Police in London said on Thursday (Aug. 10th) they had thwarted a major terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight while Home Secretary John Reid called the plot a "major threat to the UK and international partners." >>>Details

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British Home Secretary John Reid said on Thursday (Aug. 10th) that he believed the main players in the foiled plot to blow up airplanes in mid-flight from Britain to the United States "are in custody." >>>Details

British police arrest 21 over foiled plot to bomb planes

Twenty-one people had been arrested in connection with a foiled plot to blow up aircraft flying from Britain to the United States, British police said on Thursday (Aug. 10th).

Deputy Commissioner Paul Stephenson, from London's Metropolitan police, told a news conference the terror plot against airlines was "intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale." >>>Details

Britain's Heathrow Airport closed to all incoming flights

The London Heathrow Airport is now closed to all incoming flights, after police announced early Thursday (Aug. 10th) morning the foiling of a major terrorist plot to blow up British planes destined for the United States. >>>Details

US raises threat level amid foiled terrorist plot in UK

The United States early on Thursday (Aug.10th) raised its security threat level to the highest level for commercial flights from Britain to the United States in response to an aborted major terror plot in Britain.     >>>Details

Spain cancels flights to London amid fear of terrorist attack

The Spanish airline Iberia said Thursday that it was canceling flights to London's Heathrow Airport until noon after British police announced early Thursday (Aug. 10th) they had thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up aircraft in mid-flight. >>>Details

Germany cancels flights to Britain amid terrorist threat

Germany has cancelled nearly all flights from Germany to Britain in the wake of reports early Thursday (Aug. 10th) that British police have foiled a major terrorist plot to blow up British planes destined for the United States. >>>Details

Britain faces most severe terror threat since WWII

Britain's Home Secretary John Reid warned on Wednesday that the country was now facing its "most sustained period of severe threat since the end of World War II", Sky news reported.

While addressing the think tank Demos, Reid said that although the police and security services were doing all they could to protect the public, they couldn't be sure of stopping terrorist attacks, the report said. >>>Details

US says London terror plot apparently work of al Qaida

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Wednesday (Aug. 9th) that the foiled terror plot in London was apparently work of al Qaida. >>>Details

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