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Yemen bomb suspect, Al Qaeda expert Ibrahim Hassan Tali al-Asiri, blew up his own brother

The Al Qaeda bombmaker thought to be behind the Yemen cargo bombs is so ruthless that he once slipped explosives inside his own brother's body to kill a Saudi prince.

His brother managed to get face to face with the prince before a text message triggered the device, but he killed only himself. The August 2009 plot was the latest failed attempt by a Saudi bombmaker so skilled, daring and prolific that success is probably just a matter of time.

Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, 28, known by his alias Abu Saleh, also is suspected of sewing explosives into the crotch of the briefs that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, wore onto a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines jet on Christmas Day 2009.

"Based on the forensics analysis, it's [the same] individual who has been responsible for putting these devices together," said White House counterterrorism czar John Brennan.

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Added: Nov-1-2010 Occurred On: Oct-31-2010
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