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US bomb plot foiled.

THE FBI arrested four men in what US authorities called a plot to detonate a bomb outside a Jewish temple and to shoot military planes with guided missiles.

Officials said the arrests came after a long-running undercover operation in New York state.

The men planned to detonate a car with plastic explosives outside a temple in the Bronx neighbourhood of Riverdale and to shoot military planes at the New York Air National Guard base at Stewart Airport in Newburgh with Stinger surface-to-air missiles, authorities said.

In their efforts to acquire weapons, the defendants dealt with an informant acting under law enforcement supervision, authorities said..

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 21, 2009
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