The most recent underwear bomber was working for the CIA.
‘Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA
In recent days, an underwear bomb was seized by authorities in the Middle East.
Citing US and Yemeni officials, Associated Press reported that the underwear bomber was working under cover for the Saudis and the CIA.
The LA Times has reported that the plot was a "sting operation".
John Brennan, Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, told ABC's Good Morning America that authorities are "confident that neither the device nor the intended user of this device pose a threat to us".
US officials have said that no American airliner was ever at risk.
The original underwear bomb was on an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009.