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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 08:09 PM
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AP sources: Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack
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Source: LARRY MARGASAK and LARA JAKES, Associated Press

AP sources: Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack



WASHINGTON A Northwest Airlines passenger from Nigeria, who said he was acting on al-Qaida's instructions, tried to blow up the plane Friday as it was landing in Detroit, law enforcement and national security officials said.

Passengers subdued the man and may have prevented him from detonating the explosives, the officials said.

"We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism," a White House official said.

Federal officials imposed stricter screening measures after the incident.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_airliner_disturbance



Can't wait for the Freeptrolls to claim Obama can't keep the US safe
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