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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.