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Paris gunman told Yemeni he lived with 'underwear bomber'
One of the men behind last week's deadly rampage in Paris claimed to have lived with the Nigerian behind the failed al-Qaida "underwear bomb" plot five years ago, a Yemeni reporter who met the Paris attacker said Monday. Journalist and researcher Mohammed al-Kibsi said
he first met Said Kouachi in 2010 while the French citizen was studying Arabic in the capital Sanaa, in the days after the failed Christmas 2009 attack on a Detroit-bound airliner.

 

"When I saw the photo of Said I could recognize him... He was very polite and had a sense of humor, so for me I could not expect that a few years later he would be the suspect of a terror attack," al-Kibsi said by telephone. "When I first met him he was wearing a track suit, playing football with kids in the street."

 


First published: 01.12.15, 19:21