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    Live Update: US 'foils underwear bomb plot' by al-Qaeda in Yemen

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The US government says the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has foiled a plot by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Yemen to bomb an aeroplane going to America.

    The suspected attack was apparently scheduled to take place around the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.

    It allegedly involved a more sophisticated version of the underwear bomb which failed to detonate over Detroit in 2009.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett has the latest from Washington, DC.