Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Of Paris Gunmen Was A Roommate Of The Nigerian 'Underwear Bomber'

Said Kouachi, one of the two gunmen involved in last week's deadly massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, is said to have been Nigerian 2009 underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's roomate, Yemeni journalist  Mohammed al-Kibsi, tells Associated Press

 Mohammed al-Kibsi, the Yemeni journalist, told the Associated Press that he met Kouachi in early 2010 in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, where Abdulmutallab was studying Arabic at the Sanaa Arabic Grammar Institute . The pair shared an apartment "for one to two weeks and  prayed together at Yemen's al-Tabari School in Yemen.
Kouachi described Abdulmutallab as "a very quiet person" who "rarely talked to people,"

Said Kouachi told al-Kibsi that he and Abdulmutallab prayed together at Yemen's al-Tabari School and studied Arabic at the Sanaa Arabic Grammar Institute
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was convicted of trying to blow up the Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas day 2009 using explosives concealed in his underwear

Said Kouachi, 34, and his 32-year-old brother, Cherif Kouachi, both French nationals, were killed after a massive manhunt and subsequent standoff with police in northern France on Friday, two days after they killed 12 people in an attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices.
The journalist described the elder Kouachi as "very polite," with "a sense of humor." "I could not expect that a few years later he would be the suspect of a terror attack," al-Kibsi said. "When I first met him he was wearing a track suit, playing football with kids in the street."

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Nigeria always linked to heavy terrorism~Jady