ABC News Shows Exclusive Photo of Accused Flight 253 Bomber’s Singed Underwear, Al Qaeda Takes Credit

DEC 28 2009 – A singed pair of underwear with a packet of powder sewn into the crotch, was obtained and published exclusively by ABC News. Al Qaeda took credit Monday for the attempted underwear bombing, bragging about its ability to overcome U.S. intelligence and airport security. Al Qaeda promised new attacks.

Abdulmutallab suffered second-degree burns in his genital area, investigators told ABC News.

SOURCES: EXCLUSIVE ABC: Photos of the Northwest Airlines Bomb

INJURIES ABC: Investigators: Northwest Bomb Plot Planned by al Qaeda in Yemen (page 2)