Video shows suspected bomber training with Qaeda

Video shows suspected bomber training with Qaeda

A video grab shows accused bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and others fire weapons at a desert camp in Yemen. AP

The video, obtained and broadcast Monday by ABC World News, shows the 23-year-old Nigerian firing weapons and speaking in Arabic about his impending attack. He is shown reading from the Quran and saying, “God said those who punish you must be punished.”
A US intelligence official said on Monday that the preliminary judgment is that it is Abdulmutallab in the video and the footage is consistent with the understanding that he was in training. It is not clear where and when the video was made. The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

The video was produced by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. Abdulmutallab and others are shown firing at targets, including a Jewish star and one labelled “UN”.
Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day. The explosives failed, though they burned Abdulmutallab, who was arrested.He was arrested and has been cooperating with investigators, discussing his contacts in Yemen and providing intelligence in multiple terrorism investigations, according to US officials.

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