Friday, April 26, 2013

Pakistan trained extremist Bomb maker jailed for life in the UK

The ringleader of a Birmingham-based extremist cell was jailed for life today over a plot to unleash suicide bombers in an attack designed to be more deadly than the 2005 London transport bombings.
Irfan Naseer, 31, will serve at least 18 years in prison, for masterminding a plot to send up to eight armed suicide bombers with rucksacks stuffed full of explosives into crowds of people. Naseer, a pharmacy graduate, was a skilful bomb-maker who learned his craft in Pakistan and sent four aspiring jihadists there for training to join him in the plot. However, his gang was stopped from carrying out the attack after bugs were planted in cars and their bomb-making factory that relayed the detailed planning back to police before they had a chance to carry out their attack. They were caught bragging about the damage they would cause and criticised the 2005 suicide attackers for failing to kill more because they had not put nails into their devices.

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