UAE Source: Explosive Found in Yemen Shipment

October 29, 2010 - 3:05 PM

(AP) - An official UAE security source says a suspicious device discovered in an air cargo shipment in Dubai that was headed for the U.S. contained explosive materials.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said late Friday the "explosive device" was found in the last 24 hours in a courier company's regional hub and originated in a shipment from Yemen.

The source tells The Associated Press there has been "close cooperation between several intelligence and security agencies around the world following the discovery of shipments ... containing an explosive device originating in Yemen."

It's the first confirmation that any of the suspicious packages reported Friday contained explosives.

The person says an investigation is under way.