Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri in photos released in April 2009. Photos: Yemeni Interior Ministry via AFP

Donald Trump confirms al-Qaeda’s ‘underwear bomb’ mastermind Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri killed in Yemen

  • Top bomb maker, believed to be behind attempted bombing of US-bound airliner in 2009, was known for ability to create hard-to-detect explosive devices
  • Al-Asiri died in US counterterrorism operation in 2017, White House statement says
Topic |   Terrorism

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Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri in photos released in April 2009. Photos: Yemeni Interior Ministry via AFP
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