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'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty At Trial In Detroit


Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
A Nigerian man dubbed the "underwear bomber" has pleaded guilty at his trial in Detroit, two years after he tried to blow up a U.S. passenger plane.

The trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, is one of the most high-profile terrorism trials to be held in the United States since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Abdulmutallab faces life in prison if convicted of the December 25, 2009 plot.

At the opening of the trial on October 11, prosecutors told the court Abdulmutallab aimed to kill all passengers on board the plane when he tried, but failed, to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear as the plane was approaching its landing in Detroit.

compiled from agency reports