|Published:||Nov 06, 2010 8:30 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Nov 06, 2010 5:31 PM EDT|
PARIS (AP) - Interpol says it is making public the features and components of two bombs sent by mail from Yemen to the United States and intercepted in Dubai and Britain as a way to help thwart terrorism.
The France-based international police agency says it has provided an alert to its 188 member countries about the devices and will make a public version available "to encourage greater vigilance."
Interpol said in a statement Saturday the alert sent to members shows how the bombs were disguised inside computer printer cartridges and other features to help authorities spot dangerous devices in the future.
A Yemen-based al-Qaida group is claiming responsibility for the international mail bomb plot uncovered late last week.