The Bojinka plot (Arabic: بجنكة; Tagalog: Oplan Bojinka) was a planned large-scale three phase Islamist attack by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. The attack would involve a plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II, an air bombing of 11 airliners and their approximately 4,000 passengers that would have flown from Asia to the United States, and Murad's proposal to crash a plane into the CIA's headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, in addition to the plan to bomb multiple aeroplanes.
The term also refers to a combination of plots by Yousef and Mohammed to take place in January 1995,
Despite careful planning and the skill of Ramzi Yousef, the Bojinka plot was disrupted after a chemical fire drew the Philippine National Police's (PNP) attention on January 6 and January 7, 1995. Yousef set off test bombs in a mall and theater, injuring scores of people, and one person was killed in the course of the plot — a passenger seated near a nitroglycerin bomb on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, which could have caused enough damage to lose the entire plane. The money handed down to the plotters originated from al-Qaeda.
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... After this success, Yousef returned to Manila, where he began preparing at least a dozen bombs, each with a larger weight of explosive materials ... Weeks before his planned attacks, a fire started in his Manila flat, forcing him to flee the room, leaving everything behind ...
... direction of his uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned the unsuccessful Bojinka Plot which would set the pattern for the later Al Queda September 11 attacks ... But just weeks before the Bojinka Plot was due to be launched, Murad was mixing chemicals which started a fire on January 6, 1995 ... search of room 603, where they found a bomb factory and a computer with data relating to the plot ...
... Shaikh Mohammed decided that explosives were too risky to use in his next plot ... The plot would become known as the September 11, 2001 attacks ... Bojinka was included in a number of 9/11 documentaries and mini-series, including The Path to 9/11, and The Secret History of 9/11 ...
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