Jury selected in "underwear bomb" case

A 12-member jury and four alternates have been selected in the Detroit trial of a Nigerian charged with trying to destroy an international flight with a bomb on behalf of al-Qaida.

Lawyers and a judge quickly moved through the final pool of more than 40 people Thursday after two long days of interviews.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is charged with using a bomb in his underwear to try to bring down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam on Christmas 2009. Nearly 300 people were on board.

Opening statements are set for next Tuesday in federal court in Detroit.

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