Terrorist threat being probed - Obama

2010-10-29 22:38

Washington - President Barack Obama says the terror probe into suspicious packages believed to be linked to a plot by Yemen's al-Qaeda branch is a "credible terrorist threat".

The president spoke at the White House. He was first briefed about the terror probe on Thursday night.

Authorities are investigating a package containing explosive materials intercepted in Dubai on its way from Yemen and another package in Britain. US officials say they are increasingly confident that the packages were part of a plot by Yemen's al-Qaeda branch.