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Suspected al-Qaida attack fails on flight to Detroit
U.S. says Nigerian tried to detonate explosive device during landing
David Shepardson and Catherine Jun / The Detroit News
Washington -- Federal intelligence officials say a Delta Airlines passenger from Nigeria claimed he was acting on behalf of al-Qaida when he tried but failed to blow up a flight Friday as it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
"We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism," a White House official told The Detroit News on condition of anonymity.
A U.S. intelligence official said the explosive device was