FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

AP News
Posted: Sep 25, 2014 2:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works.

FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its plans.

U.S. intelligence officials say the group has been trying to perfect a non-metallic bomb that can get past airport security and be used to blow up an airplane in flight.

Comey says the group is comprised of al-Qaida veterans from Afghanistan and Pakistan along with some newcomers, and it remains at the top of the FBI's list of terrorism concerns.

The Electoral College Debate
Walter E. Williams

Comey adds that he also worries about a homegrown attack inspired by the Islamic State group.