CIA Averts Improved Underwear Bomber Plot

By Maureen Mespell

May 7, 2012 Updated May 7, 2012 at 4:56 PM EST

(Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Word came down late Monday afternoon of a plot to down another U.S. bound airliner by Al-Qaida was stopped by the CIA.

The plot was in response to the year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden.

Officials say the plan included an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetline over Detroit on Christmas in 2009.

The would be bomber was told to purchase an airline ticket of his choosing, and to time the attack.

No word yet on what happened to the suspected suicide bomber.

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