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article imageNigerian Airline Bomber Indicted on Six Charges

By Leo Reyes     Jan 6, 2010 in Crime
Umar Farouk Abdulamutallab, the 23-year old suspected Nigerian suicide bomber who attempted to blow up the Delta Airline flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, was indicted Wednesday on six charges including the use of weapons of mass destruction and murder.
Before the indictment, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was taken into custody by State authorities after undergoing medical examinations. The investigation revealed that the bombing suspect has connections with the the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
It was reported that the suspect was in Yemen prior to the attempted bombing incident to undergo training on terrorism by al-Qaeda.
U.S. officials said the father, a former Nigerian banker, expressed his concerns about his son's radicalization during at least one meeting and several calls with officials at the American embassy in Nigeria
The suspected al-Qaeda-linked Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a Delta-Northwest flight with 288 passengers in Detroit could have been prevented from boarding the aircraft with the available information that the US government had on the suspect, reports say.
US President Barack Obama is expected to announce the result of the investigations on the failed bombing incident Thursday and security measures that will be made in connection with the failed bombing incident.
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