Germans foil airline bomb plot

Germany says it has foiled an attempt to blow up a passenger aircraft.

German media reports that the target was a plane belonging to Israel's El Al airline have been confirmed by the country's security services.

Prosecutors in Karlsruhe said they were investigating six suspects whom they had identified and a number of unidentified suspects.

Several of the suspects had approached someone who had access to the security department at a German airport and offered to pay him to smuggle a suitcase or bag onto a plane, a statement from the federal prosecutor said.

The suspects had repeatedly made contact with the person since first approaching him during the summer but were unable to agree on a price for planting a bomb, the prosecutor said.


Worrying thing is, all but one of the suspects have been released, though they are still under investigation. If they are in anyway guilty, they'll go to ground and disappear pronto.

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