Nigerian indicted in US for airline bomb plot

A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts for trying to bomb an American airliner.

Nigerian indicted in US for airline bomb plot

A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts for trying to bomb an American airliner in a plot that exposed large breakdowns in U.S. security and intelligence.

The 23-year-old man, who has told investigators that he was given an explosive device by al Qaeda in Yemen and trained in that country, had been previously charged with trying to blow up the Northwest flight on Christmas as it was approaching Detroit from Amsterdam.

A grand jury in Michigan indicted him on six counts for the failed bombing, including attempted murder of the other 289 passengers and crew aboard the plane, and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Reuters
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