Northwest Airlines Flight 253

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 30th, 2012
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The notorious underwear bomber who tried to bring down a jumbo jet on Christmas Day had a dirty little secret – he’d been wearing the explosive skivvies for weeks. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab wore them for three weeks to be exact, and it may have been the reason why he was unsuccessful in h...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 9th, 2012
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The al-Qaeda operative tasked with carrying a high-tech new “underpants” bomb onto a US-bound jet was in fact an agent working for the CIA and Arab intelligence agencies, it emerged last night. The agent penetrated al-Qaeda’s deadly affiliate Yemen and tracked the bomb’s movem...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 17th, 2012
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Detroit – The family of a Nigerian man sentenced to life in prison for trying to destroy an international jetliner says the case brought them “tremendous shock”. Nine members of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s family travelled to Detroit but did not attend Thursday’s hearing...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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A Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 25, pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a commercial plane as a would-be suicide mission for al-Qaeda. His family quickly called on the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 14th, 2012
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Abuja – Nigeria’s corrupt police force acts on the whims of the highest bidder and officers carry out extra-judicial killings and torture, the acting inspector general of police said. President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a complete overhaul of the police and sacked the former inspector...
By benim
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Oct 12th, 2011
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb in his underwear to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day 2009 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to all charges against him and warned the United States could face “a great calamity.” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, entered the guilty pleas a d...
By benim
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Oct 12th, 2011
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The court heard today dramatic details of how passengers screamed in terror at the young Nigerian accused of attempting to detonate a bomb in his underwear to bring down a jetliner. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tuckel described Umar Farouk Abdulmattab as an alleged al Qaeda member who calmly atte...
By benim
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Sep 15th, 2011
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The man accused of the Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane with explosives hidden in his underpants wasn’t told he had a right to remain silent when interviewed by U.S. investigators, an FBI agent testified. “We had to find out who he was in contact with,” T...
By benim
In News
Mar 24th, 2011
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An Al Qaeda operative behind the failed Christmas Day bombing chose to target Detroit because flights elsewhere were too expensive, it has emerged. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly smuggled a packet of explosives on board the Amsterdam-Detroit plane by sewing it into the crotch of his underpants. ...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Dec 19th, 2010
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A senior government official in Yemen warned US diplomats that poor security at the country’s main store of radioactive products could allow dangerous material to fall into the hands of terrorists, according to a leaked US embassy cable. The official told the Americans that the lone guard stand...