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US Official: Investigators Nearly Missed 1 Bomb

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 08:36 AM

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the two powerful bombs shipped to Chicago-area synagogues nearly slipped past investigators even after they were tipped off.

A U.S. official says British authorities originally found no explosives in their sweep of cargo at the East Midlands airport in central England. After authorities in Dubai discovered a bomb there, however, British investigators restarted the search and found the second bomb.

The original oversight suggests the bomb was sophisticated enough to escape notice. It also shows how close the terrorists came to getting the explosives airborne.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

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