British Airways worker implicated in suicide bombing plot

03/15/2010 | OneIndia

Prosecutors in the U.K. say a British Airways technical worker planned to use the carrier's labor troubles as an opportunity to carry out a suicide bombing. Bangladeshi-born Rajib Karim allegedly responded to management's call for workers willing to train as cabin crew to bust a potential strike by flight attendants. The government says Karim had been in contact with al-Qaida to request terrorist training in the Middle East and to offer tips for infiltrating BA's computers. The airline says Karim, an IT specialist, would not have passed the strict background checks required of fill-in flight attendants.

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