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They Slipped Across the U.S. Border with Explosives — from Canada

Ahmed Ressam had a bomb in the spare tire well of his car when authorities arrested him in 1999. He planned to attack the Los Angeles airport.

Walid Kabbani was walking along a train track in Vermont with explosives in his bag when police intercepted him in 1987.

Both men crossed the US border — from Canada.

Experts say the decades-old cases are among a small number of examples of any terror suspects crossing a US land border. And they’re worth noting as the Trump administration amps up its push for a southern border wall by increasingly citing terror concerns.

Read more at CNN

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