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

8 May 2012 Last updated at 01:29 BST

A plot by al-Qaeda in Yemen to detonate an upgraded version of the failed 2009 "underwear bomb" has been disrupted, US officials say.

The device was seized by intelligence operatives and is in US custody undergoing technical and forensic analysis, the FBI has said.

Reports said no target had been chosen and no plane tickets purchased by the time the alleged plot was foiled.

Jane O'Brien reports.