Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Pleads Guilty in Plane Bomb Attempt

A guilty plea by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab took a federal court in Detroit by surprise as he admitted he tried to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his underwear for Al-Qaeda.

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  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab The 'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty
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  • 'Underwear Bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Pleads Guilty
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the man accused of trying to blow up Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underpants, changed his plea to guilty on all counts ... by other passengers aboard the plane. After the incident, Abdulmutallab ...
    10/12/2011 - 11:55 am | View Link
  • Accused underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleads guilty
    A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday ... Detroit with a bomb in his underwear, telling a surprised courtroom on the second day of his trial that the failed attack was retaliation for the killing of Muslims worldwide. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who ...
    10/12/2011 - 7:07 am | View Link
  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Underwear Bomber, Pleads Guilty
    DETROIT – A Nigerian man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to blow up an international flight for al-Qaida with a bomb in his underwear, taking a federal court in Detroit by surprise on the second day of his trial. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab answered ...
    10/12/2011 - 4:16 am | View Link
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