August 10, 2006 in London

Another terrorist Plot Uncovered

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Having to constantly worry about potential terrorist plots, makes flying less and less attractive.

UK airports on high alert as terrorist plot uncovered
Mark Oliver and agencies , Thursday August 10, 2006, Guardian Unlimited
A major terror plot to kill hundreds of people by detonating explosives in the cabins of passenger aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean was disrupted overnight, the home secretary, John Reid, said today.
It is believed that the plan was to cause near simultaneous explosions on around three planes from the UK travelling to the US using explosives smuggled onboard inside hand luggage.
Police have arrested around 18 people in the London and Thames Valley areas. They are described as “British-born” and were held as part of an operation which has been ongoing for several months.

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