Monday, December 28, 2009

AQAP Claims Responsibility for Failed Christmas Day Attack

Via CNN -

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack on a plane about to land in the United States, saying it was in retaliation for alleged U.S. strikes on Yemeni soil.

In a message written in Arabic, dated Saturday and published Monday on radical Islamist Web sites, the group hailed the "brother" who carried out the "heroic attack."

The group said it tested a "new kind of explosives" in the attack, and hailed the fact that the explosives "passed through security."

"There was a technical problem that resulted in a non-complete explosion," the message said.


The NEFA Foundation has a translation of the official communique....

For more information on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, check out this BBC profile...

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