Underwear Bomb Built by Al Qaeda in Yemen

WASHINGTON – After the CIA helped to foil an airline bomb plot, US authorities believe that the bomb, and plot, were orchestrated by Al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is based in Yemen.  The FBI issued a statement:

“the device is very similar to IEDs that have been used previously by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in attempted terrorist attacks, including against aircraft and for targeted assassinations."

photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

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