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Jury finds three terror plotters guilty

Sept. 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Three of eight men on trial for conspiring to launch terrorist attacks at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere in London have been found guilty.

Abdulla Ahmed Ali was found guilty Monday of conspiring to kill hundreds of people, as were two other men, The Times of London reported. It added that one of the defendants was found innocent and that the Woolwich Crown Court jury was unable to reach verdicts on the four other men.

Prosecutors said Ali, 27, was the leader of an east London terrorist cell that had been inspired by al-Qaida. They alleged he planned to detonate homemade liquid bombs in attacks on several British targets, including Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3.

Ali, Assad Sarwar 28, and Tanvir Hussain, 27, admitted plotting a series of small-scale bomb attacks to create a nuisance, The Times said, but the jury rejected their assertions that they didn't plan to hurt anyone with the blasts.

Topics: Ahmed Ali
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