Fertilizer Bomb Suspects Convicted
After long trial and deliberations, five British citizens convicted of massive plot
By Greg Atwan,  Newser User
Posted Apr 30, 2007 7:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A London jury brought in convictions today for five men in the 2004 fertilizer bomb plot that targeted hundreds of shoppers in a British mall. The plotters, all of them U.K. citizens, may get life in prison. Two other suspects were acquitted in the conspiracy, after a 27-day deliberation, the longest in British history. 

MI5 was already onto the men when they bought enough ammonium nitrate to build a massive bomb. British authorities are still investigating their alleged connections  to both worldwide al-Qaeda operatives and the 7/7 London transit bombers.