More bombers on their way: Abdulmutallab tells FBI
Washington: More bombers are on their way to
target America, the Nigerian al Qaeda suspect charged for
trying to blow up a US airliner has told FBI, setting alarm
bells among intelligence and security apparatus here.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab told FBI that "there were more
just like him in Yemen and would strike soon," the ABC News
reported quoting officials familiar with the investigation.
A tape released by al Qaeda leaders in Yemen some four
days before the failed attempt to blow up the US plane, had
said that "we are carrying bomb to hit the enemies of God".
Abdulmutallab, 23, has been charged with attempting to
blow up the US plane and planting an explosive device on it.
He was arrested soon after his failed bid to ignite
explosives inside the Amsterdam-Detroit Northwest Airlines
flight 253 on Christmas Day with nearly 300 people on board.
The explosive was identified as PETN -- pentaerythritol
tetranitrate? Which was concealed in his underwear.
According to news reports, Abdulmutallab has told FBI
that he was trained for more than a month in Yemen, given 80
grams of a high explosive cleverly sewn into his underpants,
that went undetected by standard security screening.
"They know that this is a weakness and an Achilles`
heel in our airport security system," said ABC News consultant
and former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke.
Federal authorities met today to reassess the system of
terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the lapse that
allowed a man with explosives to board flight even though he
was flagged as a possible terrorist, CBS news said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- IAF Mirage fighter plane lands on Yamuna Expressway!
- 'Maggi' under regulatory scanner for excess amount of lead, MSG
- Watch: Michelle Obama's 'Gimme Five' fitness video
- When Subramanian Swamy shocked people at a wedding!
- Mumbaikars join hands to save Pakistani teen with rare illness
- Mumbai: Diamond export company denies job to Muslim youth
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 21, 2015
- PM Modi speaks at Golden Jubilee celebrations of poet Dinkar’s works
- Mirage 2000 fighter jet landing was part of capability demonstration: IAF
- DNA: IAF Mirage 2000 fighter plane lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
- DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda
- Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda and others get bail
- Vadodara: Policemen seen dancing with bar girls
- One year of Modi govt: Arun Jaitley addresses press conference
- ISIS executes Syrian fighter using anti-tank rocket launcher
- CBSE Class 10 Results 2015 to be announced today?
- IAF jet lands on Yamuna expressway
- Check Jharkhand Board jac.nic.in: Class 12th Art Results 2015 declared
- Fawad Khan doesn’t want intimate scenes with Sonam Kapoor?
- Log on to apeamcet.org AP EAMCET Results 2015: Andhra Pradesh EAMCET Marks and AP EAMCET Ranks 2015 declared
- We hire only non-Muslim candidates, diamond export firm tells Muslim youth
- Is MSG in 'Maggi' noodles harmful for you?
- Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered
- New IPL rules could see Chennai Super Kings lose MS Dhoni
- Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, meets Governor: As it happened
- `Piku` hits jackpot, does Rs 100 crore business worldwide
- Anurag Kashyap to bid goodbye to India, settle in 'cinema-friendly' France!
- SSLC (tnresults.nic.in) Tenth 10th Results 2015: Tamil Nadu Board Class 10th X Higher Secondary exam results 2015 to be announced shortly
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2, Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Preview
- Geelani's passport application incomplete, cannot be processed: MEA