WASHINGTON - Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which operates out of Yemen, is believed to have produced the explosive device that was to be used by a suicide bomber on an aircraft in plot that was foiled, a senior US official said on Monday.

Separately, the Department of Homeland Security said there was no active plot against the United States at this time. "We have no specific, credible information regarding an active terrorist plot against the US at this time," DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said

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