Authorities in the United Arab Emirates say they are investigating the al Qaeda claim that it was behind last month’s foiled plot to send parcel bombs to the US.
The claim by the militant group was posted on Islamist websites.
Two devices, concealed in printer ink cartridges, were discovered on UPS and FedEx cargo flights from Yemen following a tip-off.
Both packages were intercepted on planes in Britain and Dubai having been addressed to two separate Jewish targets in Chicago.
In addition to the failed parcel bomb plot, the terrorist group also declared it was behind the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Dubai in September, which killed two crew members. The White House said the claim could not be verified.
The militants also vowed more strikes on American targets, in a message directed at US President Barack Obama.
The discovery of the two explosive packages at the end of October has prompted heightened security. Both Britain and Germany have placed bans on unaccompanied freight coming from the Arabian Peninsula.
UAE investigates al Qaeda claims