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Explosive device set off aboard airliner

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Explosive device set off aboard airliner

CNN) -- A passenger on a flight Friday from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, ignited a small explosive device shortly before landing and the White House is considering the incident an attempted terrorist attack, a senior administration official said.
The Northwest passenger, identified as a Nigerian national "claiming to have extremist affiliation," was placed in custody and is being treated for burns suffered in the explosion, according to a federal government bulletin obtained by CNN from a source familiar with the investigation.
The explosive device "was acquired in Yemen along with instructions as to when it should be used," the bulletin said.
The FBI is investigating, bureau spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said........

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