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Reactions to alleged attempted terrorism on Christmas Day flight listen

12/28/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday, a Nigerian man on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit allegedly tried to ignite an explosive as the plane approached its destination.

Law enforcement officials think Ulmar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite a two-part concoction of explosives, but it only resulted in smoke, some fire, and pops.

Today the group Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempt, calling it retaliation for a recent U.S.-backed attacks against them in Yemen.

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