Plane plotter ‘met radical Yemen cleric’ al-Awlaki

AJ Contributor

A Nigerian accused of plotting to bomb a plane over Detroit met radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, senior Yemeni officials have confirmed.

Deputy Prime Minister Rashad al-Alimi said the two men had met when the bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, visited Shabwa province.

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