Yemen doubts links to explosive packages

Government says it's astonished at reports and maintains no UPS cargo planes took off from the country

Published October 29, 2010 10:58PM (EDT)

The Yemeni government has expressed astonishment at reports linking it to two explosive packages found on cargo planes bound for the U.S.

In a statement distributed to journalists and appearing on the official website late Thursday, the government said there were no UPS cargo planes that had taken off from Yemen or any indirect or direct flights to British or American airports.

The statement added that the government was cooperating with the U.S., British and Emirati parties.

Authorities in Britain and Dubai seized two explosive packages addressed to Chicago area synagogues packed aboard cargo jets.

They said the packages originated from Yemen.

By Associated Press

MORE FROM Associated Press

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Terrorism Yemen