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Three found guilty of failed London bomb plot

London, 9 July (AKI) – Three men were convicted on Monday of plotting to bomb London’s transport network in July 2005. Jurors found Muktar Said Ibrahim, 29, Yassin Omar, 26, and Ramzi Mohammed, 25, guilty of conspiracy to murder in a failed attack designed to replicate the al-Qaeda linked suicide bombings that killed 52 people two weeks earlier.

The men, Muslims of African origin, would have caused widespread destruction on a similar scale to the deadly 7/7 attacks. But police said, although the detonators on their makeshift bombs fired, the main charges failed to explode.

The jury of nine women and three men retired to consider verdicts on three other men also accused of conspiracy to murder. All deny the charges against them.

The convictions came just days after two car bombs were found in London and a burning jeep was rammed into Glasgow Airport in Scotland — failed attacks which Prime Minister Gordon Brown said were associated with al Qaeda.

Today’s verdicts follow a dramatic six month trial which heard evidence of a failed plot to kill and injure hundreds on the capital’s transport network.

The Woolwich Crown Court heard how the cell tried to detonate bombs on three tube trains and a bus on July 21, 2005.

But the suspects claimed the bombs were fakes, and the attacks were intended to be a protest against the war in Iraq.

The trial heard that Ibrahim – described as the ringleader of the July 21 plot – had spent two months in Pakistan at the same time as Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, two of the July 7 bombers.

After unanimously returning three guilty verdicts against Ibrahim, Omar and Mohammed, jurors were sent out to continue their deliberations on the three other defendants, Hussain Osman, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu and Adel Yahya.

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July 10, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll, news, personal, politics, random, religion, Terrorism, Terrorism In The U.S., Terrorism News, Uncategorized, War-On-Terror

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