Here’s why ‘Underwear Bomber’s’ garment failed to detonate!

The reason behind the foiled plot by ‘underwear bomber’ may have been because he had worn the explosive undergarment for three weeks.

Al Qaeda altered underwear bomb formula: US

The newly designed explosive device intercepted in Yemen was an upgrade from the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

US: `Proud to kill` underwear bomber jailed for life

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab showed no emotion when a federal judge pronounced the sentence.

Nigerian underwear bomber to be sentenced in US

A bomb hidden in the underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab caused a fire on a Delta Airlines flight on December 25, 2009.

Underwear bomber pleads guilty to 2009 US bomb bid

The plot failed because the explosives
stitched in his underwear never detonated fully and
caused a massive fireball.

Trial of accused underwear bomber opens in Detroit

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day 2009 by hiding a bomb in his underpants.

Underwear bomb case down to jury pool of 47

The Nigerian man is accused of trying to blow up a plane with a bomb
in his underwear.

US judge sets plea deadline in airline attack

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has until August 19 to work out a plea agreement.

New charges against Nigerian bomber

Suspected "underwear bomber" Abdulmutallab faces new terrorism charge.

Christmas Day bomber has been cooperating: FBI

FBI director Robert Mueller says the Nigerian suspected of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day is cooperating with investigators.

Explosion by ‘Underwear Bomber’ could not have blown up plane

An experiment conducted by a BBC documentary team has proven that even if the "Underwear Bomber" had exploded his device on Christmas Day, 2009, the Airbus A330 would have survived.

Christmas Day bomber `in over his head:` Passenger

When explosives hidden in his underwear failed to detonate, would-be jet bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab seemed shocked and "in over his head”, a college student who sat next to him on the US plane said.

Nothing wrong in Nigerian suspect`s trial in civil court: US

Amidst increasing call from Congressmen that the Nigerian terror suspect be tried in a military tribunal, the Obama administration on Wednesday defended its decision to try Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab in a civilian court by arguing that there is nothing wrong in it.

US Senators query treatment of Xmas attack suspect as civilian

Top Republican senators wrote to the US Attorney General on Wednesday querying a decision to treat a Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day as a civilian defendant.

Abdulmutallab gave actionable intelligence: White House

Nigerian terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who unsuccessfully tried to blow up a US plane on December 25 over Detroit, has given actionable intelligence to his FBI interrogators, the White House has said.

We will investigate radicalism: UK university

The British university attended by
the man alleged to have attacked a Detroit-bound airliner on
Christmas Day said it would investigate whether there
was anything at the school that could push students toward

Dec 25 plotter says 20 others trained to blow up jets

A Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a US airliner with an underwear bomb has boasted that close to 20 other young Muslim men were being prepared in Yemen to blow up more planes with the same technique.

Christmas Day plotter pleads not guilty in court

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with attempting to blow up a Christmas Day flight over Detroit, pleaded not guilty during his first appearance in federal court on Friday.

US jury indicts Xmas airline attack plotter

A US jury has indicted Umar Farouk on charges relating to his alleged role to blow up a plane on Dec 25.

FBI probes US plane bomber`s contacts in Ghana: Minister

FBI agents in Ghana are trying to piece together the movements of the would-be Nigerian plane bomber and identify those he met during a two-week stay that ended the day before he flew to Detroit, a minister said on Wednesday.