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.