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After Americans become outraged with TSA, CIA announces airplane bombing thwarted


American officials say they uncovered an al-Qaeda-made bomb that could have successfully passed through TSA’s security checkpoints — but only days after a leading US lawmaker launched a campaign to abolish that very agency.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation announced late Monday that a plot to detonate a highly-developed explosive onboard an airplane en route to the United States was foiled by American intelligence agents. As details developed about the alleged attack, however, it was revealed that the would-be plot was never actually hatched to the point where the US would have been in real danger.

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