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Underwear bomber trial to open in Detroit

The trial of a young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 in one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest failed plots is due to begin with opening statements Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known as the “underwear bomber,” is contesting charges that he tried…

Jury chosen in US ‘underwear bomber’ case

The trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 is set to go full steam ahead next week as the jury was finally picked Thursday. After three days of hearings in a Detroit court, a jury of nine women and…

Underwear bomber vows ‘US cancer’ will be wiped out

A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US-bound airliner in 2009 vowed Islamic militants would wipe out “the cancer US” and hailed a slain Al-Qaeda cleric as his trial opened. “Anwar is alive,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab shouted out in the Detroit court in reference to Anwar Al-Awlaqi, the US-born cleric who was…

‘Underwear bomber’ trial to open in Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — A young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a packed airliner bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009 returns to court Monday to stand trial for one of Al-Qaeda’s biggest plots. Jurors are to be selected this week before Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, popularly known…

Underwear bomber shouts ‘Osama’s alive’ in court

CHICAGO — A Nigerian man dubbed the “underwear bomber” who is accused of trying to blow up a packed transatlantic airliner over the US shouted out “Osama’s alive” at a pre-trial hearing, it was reported Wednesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda operative, became unruly while watching 250 prospective jurors…

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