3 British Muslims guilty of rucksack bomb plot

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UNITED KINGDOM, London : A combination of handout images released by Britain's West Midlands Police on February 21, 2013, shows Irfan Naseer, (L) Irfan Khalid (C) and Ashik Ali (R). All three British Muslim men were found guilty on Thursday of planning a string of bombings that prosecutors said could have been deadlier than the July 7, 2005, attacks on London's transport network. AFP PHOTO / WEST MIDLANDS POLICE
Three British Muslim men were found guilty on February 21 of planning a string of bombings that prosecutors said could have been deadlier than the July 7, 2005 attacks on London’s transport network. Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid, 27, and Ashik Ali, 27, were convicted of being “central figures” in an Islamist extremist plot to set off 8 rucksack bombs and possibly other timed devices in crowded areas. Police said it was the most significant terror plot to be uncovered in Britain since the 2006 conspiracy to blow up transatlantic airliners using bombs in drinks bottles.

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