UK bomb plotters taped discussing attacks

2012-10-23 22:42
Irfan Naseer. (AP)

Irfan Naseer. (AP)

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London - A prosecutor says three British Muslim men accused of plotting a mass casualty bomb attack were secretly recorded discussing plans to strap sharp blades to the front of a truck and drive it into a crowd.

The prosecutor said on Tuesday that suspect Irfan Khalid was heard describing the device, featured in the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, saying the idea was to "just drive it into people in [a] crowded area."

Khalid, Ashik Al and Irfan Naseer are accused of plotting to set off multiple bombs, either on timers or in suicide strikes, in a bid to cause mass casualties.

They were arrested in September 2011 in Birmingham, central England. They have pleaded not guilty to charges of preparing for terrorism and are on trial at London's Woolwich Crown Court.

- AP
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