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Al-Qaida in Yemen claims attack on US airliner

 Passengers wait in line at a check-in desk for US bound flights at Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport in Montreal Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 as tighter securit...
 This Dec. 2009 photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Service on Monday Dec. 28, 2009 shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich.  Abdulmutallab, 2...

US Airliner Attack

Passengers wait in line at a check-in desk for US bound flights at Pierre Elliot Trudeau airport in Montreal Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 as tighter securit...

APTOPIX Airliner Attack

This Dec. 2009 photo released by the U.S. Marshal's Service on Monday Dec. 28, 2009 shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich. Abdulmutallab, 2...

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner on Christmas day, saying it was retaliation for a U.S. operation against the group in Yemen.
In a statement posted on the Internet, the group said 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab coordinated with members of the group.
Yemeni forces, helped by U.S. intelligence, carried out two airstrikes against al-Qaida operatives in the country this month. The second one was a day before the attempted bombing of the plane.
The group said the would-be bomber used explosives manufactured by al-Qaida members.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is an alliance of militants based in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.


Updated : 2021-04-17 07:24 GMT+08:00