Terror Cell 'Targeted Queen'

Cell stocked with info on royal residences
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2008 3:25 AM CDT
Britain's Prince Charles speaks in London earlier this month.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A terror cell busted by British police was apparently plotting an attack on the queen and other royals, reports the Daily Telegraph. Islamic extremist Aabid Hussain Khan, 23, was convicted yesterday of possessing terrorist materials, including detailed information on royal residences, and other London landmarks. The cell included a teenager, Britain's youngest convicted terrorist.

"These are dangerous individuals," said a security expert. "These men were not simply in possession of material which expressed extremist views. They had material that was operationally useful to anyone wishing to carry out an act of terrorism."