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US plane bomb suspect 'not radicalised in UK'

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A former close friend of the man accused of trying to blow up a US plane has said he believes he was radicalised after leaving the UK in 2008.

Qasim Rafiq knew suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, accused of an attempted attack on Christmas Day, for three years at University College London.

In an interview with the BBC's Daniel Sandford, Mr Rafiq spoke of his "huge shock" upon hearing about incident.

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