US Government to investigate 'harmful' intelligence leak

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said he fully supports plans by the US Government's Director of National Intelligence to investigate how the US media found out that the 'double agent' who helped foil al-Qaeda's underwear bomb was a British citizen.

He said the leak was "harmful" to the intelligence community.

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Bomb plot 'double agent' is Brit

The man who helped foil al-Qaeda's underwear bomb plot is a British citizen, possibly of Saudi origin, according to US media reports. UK officials have declined to comment.