Friday, December 25, 2009

Nigerian Al-Qaeda Linked Passenger Attempts to Blow Up Detroit-bound Plane

Breaking News Nigerian Al-Qaeda Linked Passenger Attempts to Blow Up Detroit-bound Plane 25 Dec 2009

A passenger, reportedly linked to terrorist organization al-Qaeda, set off an explosive device aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, injuring himself and two other passengers, law enforcement officials said Friday.

The passenger, identified as a Nigerian citizen who tried to blow up the plane but the explosive device failed, told investigators he had acquired the explosive in Yemen, along with instructions as to when it should be used. The Nigerian citizen also claimed, according to ABC, to be an al-Qaeda member. Authorities however, say the credibility of the suspect’s statements are being questioned.

Read more >>>>