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CIA thwarts al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

The CIA thwarted a suicide plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to bring down a U.S.-bound airliner near last week's one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with an upgraded "underwear bomb," the Associated Press reported Monday.
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CIA Stopped Underwear Bomb Plane Plot Timed For Anniversary Of Bin Laden's Death

United States / New York : Gothamist (2 years ago)

The Associated Press reports that the CIA "thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of O... Read Post

AP: CIA Breaks Up Plot To Blow Up U.S.-Bound Airliner

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

The AP is reporting that the CIA has thwarted “an ambitious” plot in Yemen by al Qaeda to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner around the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. The plot reportedly “involved an upgrade of the underwear bom... Read Post

US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 years ago)

The Associated Press has learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Read Post


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