Underpants ‘bomber’ was a DOUBLE AGENT who delivered device to CIA… and then pinpointed location of mastermind for fatal drone attack
An Al Qaeda bomber sent to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner was actually a double agent who infiltrated the group and volunteered for the suicide mission, it has been revealed.
Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency placed the undercover operator inside Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) where he convinced his handlers to give him the new type of non-metallic bomb.
The agent, who was in Yemen, was liaising with the CIA before handing the device over to intelligence services.
AQAP have been identified as the most dangerous and determined branch of the terror network.
The explosive device was supposed to be smuggled aboard an aircraft undetected and then detonated.