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Report: Bombing suspect's family aiding FBI

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Senior officials with the Obama administration say FBI agents flew into Nigeria in the days following a failed Christmas Day terrorist attack and convinced the suspected bomber's family to talk him into cooperating with the U.S.

Officials say both the FBI and family members have been communicating with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab for a week and he has provided new intelligence for FBI terrorism investigations. The official wanted to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation.

Republicans have criticized the Obama administration for its handling of the Christmas Day attack saying it shows terrorism suspects can't be treated like criminals.



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