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'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty to all charges

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'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty to all charges


A man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner with a bomb in his underwear has changed his plea to guilty.

Nigerian Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab told a judge in Detroit he wanted to enter the plea just a day after the opening of his trial.

He has now admitted eight charges including conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism and attempted murder.

He faces life in prison.

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the bombing attempt on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Abdulmutallab was overpowered by other passengers after setting light to his underwear. The bomb sewn inside malfunctioned.

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