CIA reportedly thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot against US-bound jet
Washington, D.C., USA

+The Associated Press says they have learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

U.S. officials say the plot involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009. This new bomb was also built to be used in a passenger's underwear but contained a more refined detonation system.

The would-be suicide bomber was told to buy a ticket on the airliner of his choosing and decide the timing of the attack.

Read more: +ABC News - http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sources-cia-foils-al-qaida-bomb-plot-us-16296969#.T6gsGMRYtek

+The Seattle Times - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018160830_apusairlineplot.html

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