Spy in bomb foil was British

The secret agent who helped Western intelligence agencies foil an al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” is said to be a British citizen of Middle Eastern origin. He is safe somewhere in Saudi Arabia. British intelligence, according to sources quoted by NBC, was “heavily involved in recruiting the spy and penetrating a plot to detonate a sophisticated underpants bomb aboard a US-bound airplane. The bomb is now being examined by experts at the FBI laboratories in Virginia.

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Details about the operations and the bomb are available on BBC World News.