Friday, April 26, 2013

Terror plot: Eleven jailed for Birmingham bomb plan

Secondary headline: American press befuddled as to motive.
Eleven members of a Birmingham terror cell that planned an attack to rival the 7 July and 9/11 atrocities have been jailed.
Four of the group who travelled to Pakistan for terror training but had second thoughts - Ishaaq Hussain, Shahid Khan, Naweed Ali and Khobaib Hussain - were each sentenced to 40 months.

The group had planned to set off up to eight bombs in rucksacks, using timers to detonate the charges.

Detectives believe the terror plot is the most significant to be uncovered since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic airliners using bombs disguised as soft drinks.

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