Shoe Bomb Threat Linked To Al-Qaeda In Yemen

Shoe Bomb Threat Linked To Al-Qaeda In Yemen
(Washington, DC) -- The latest warning to airlines about a possible shoe-bomb threat is being tied to an al-Qaeda branch based in Yemen. The Department of Homeland Security issued the warning Wednesday advising major carriers to pay special attention to overseas flights entering the U.S. Sources say recent intelligence shows possible increased threats from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, whose leaders include a man suspected of plotting failed airline attacks in the past. Officials said there is no evidence of a specific plot and the information is not specific to any airline or country.