Interpol has released its orange alert report for hidden explosives, which details the features and components of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) originating in San’a, Yemen. Interpol has released the information to assist law enforcement in identifying suspicious packages.
The entire 4-page report can be downloaded here (pdf).
Two packages containing printers with Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) secreted on the inside were separately identified in UAE and the UK heading for synagogues Chicago.
One of the synagogues reports high web traffic to their site from Cairo, Egypt immediately preceding the incident.
In an unfortunate twist of irony, Sana’a, Yemen was once the capital of one of the few independent Jewish kingdoms in history. It’s estimated that no more than a few hundred Yemeni Jews exist in Sana’a today.