Bin Laden claims Christmas day bombing attempt

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The Independent US

Osama Bin Laden has issued a new audio message claiming responsibility for the Christmas day bombing attempt and vowed further attacks.

In a message carried by the Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel today, Bin Laden addressed US President Barack Obama saying there would be no peace for America unless there was security for Palestinians.

He described the attempt by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate a bomb on plane on Christmas day as a "confirmation" of previous attacks, including September 11.

He promised further attacks if the US continued to support Israel.

There was no way to confirm the voice was actually that of Bin Laden, but it resembled previous recordings attributed to him.