Al-Qaeda bombmaker 'leading suspect' in Yemen parcel plot
Ibrahim Hassan Al-Asiri, an alleged Al-Qaeda bombmaker born in Saudi Arabia, is a "leading suspect" in the Yemen parcel bomb plot, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP on Sunday.
"Al-Asiri's past activities and explosives experience make him a leading suspect," the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"There are indications he may have had a role in past AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) plots, including the attempted assassination of a Saudi official and last year's failed Christmas Day attack."
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