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Amine El Khalifi, a 29-year-old Moroccan, was arrested near the US Capitol today and charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. An illegal alien since 1999, he had been watched by the FBI for some time as he planned a suicide attack with undercover agents whom he thought were members of al Qaeda. In Detroit, underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab filed an appeal against the life sentence he was given yesterday.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian-born "underwear bomber" who tried to blow up an airliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009, has been sentenced to life in prison. The would-be suicide bomber was unrepentant for his role in the plot, which had been approved by al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki.