Feds: Packages intercepted in Sept. possible dry run for bomb plot
A U.S. official says three suspicious packagesfound in September may have been a dry run for last week's mailbomb plot.
The officials say American intelligence officials tracked andintercepted three suspicious packages in mid-September that theynow suspect were sent to test the logistics of the air cargosystem.The official also disclosed Monday that both mail bombs, onerecovered in Dubai and the other in Britain last Friday, were wiredto detonators that used cell phone technology.Before the September shipments had reached their destinations inChicago, U.S. authorities seized and searched the boxes. Theofficial said they removed "papers, books and other materials."The boxes now appear to have been sent by the Yemeni militant groupal-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.