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UK uncovers Al Qaeda plot to bomb US plane ahead of Olympics

British intelligence officials have discovered a new Al Qaeda plot to bomb a US plane, the Sunday Times of London reports.

The officials said the attack was scheduled to happen before the London Olympics and was planned by Al Qaeda in Yemen. The terror group recruited Abu Abdurrahman, a Norwegian convert with no criminal record, to play a role in the plot, the New York Post reports, citing the Sunday Times of London.

The plot has no ties to the Olympics other than the timing, a British intelligence official said.

Al Qaeda in Yemen has tried unsuccessfully to bomb three US planes since 2009.

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