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Thwarting a Terrifying Plot

Two dozen arrested in connection to airplane bomb plots.

What happened
British police last week arrested 24 people suspected of plotting to bomb as many as 10 passenger airplanes bound for the U.S. from Britain. The planned operation, which authorities said was nearing completion, called for suicide bombers to board planes while carrying liquid explosives disguised in soft-drink bottles. The bombers would then mix the liquids into bombs once the planes were in flight and detonate them, causing what one British police official called

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