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May 8th, 2012
08:12 PM ET

Townsend: bomb plot's would-be suicide bomber was a CIA 'double agent'

The would be suicide bomber at the center of a plot to explode a bomb on an aircraft bound for the U.S. was an informant for the CIA, according to sources who spoke with CNN contributor Fran Townsend.


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  1. Martin kaimenyi misheck

    In this business there are no specifics/ coincedences

    May 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  2. kevinkatovic

    I can't believe the places these guys are willing to hide bombs, their briefs, their briefcase, their body via surgery, its crazy it makes me glad to know that their catching the dangerous terrorists that do this.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply

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