Thursday, February 24, 2011

U.S. ends ban on air cargo from Yemen

U.S. ends ban on air cargo from Yemen

Ban had been in place since the discovery of two parcel bombs in late October

By Manila Bulletin

WASHINGTON- Feb 24, 2011- The United States (US) has lifted its ban on US-bound air cargo shipments originating in Yemen, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

A global security alert was sparked in October by the discovery of explosives in two parcels posted from Yemen.

The two potentially lethal parcels were addressed to synagogues in Chicago and contained the explosive PETN hidden in ink toner cartridges. They were uncovered in Dubai and Britain on October 28.

Source: (AFP)

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