‘Underwear bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab changes plea to guilty

12th Oct 2011
‘Underwear bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab changes plea to guilty

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national accused of attempting to bomb a United States bound flight on Christmas Day 2009, has changed his plea to guilty.

Abdulmutallab is presently on trail in Detroit after attempting to sneak plastic explosives - hidden in his underwear - onto Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam.

The flight was en route to Detroit, Michigan.

His lawyer told the second day of the trail that the 24-year-old would admit terrorism and other charges.

In the bungled attack, Abdulmutallab caught fire when a bomb sewn into his underwear failed to detonate fully.

If convicted, he faces a lifelong prison sentence.

Following the attack Abdulmutallab claimed he was ”one of many” bombers preparing to attack the United States prompting a global security crackdown.


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