Bilal Abdullah

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Bungled Europe Bombings Linked to Iraq Al-Qaeda

First attack by Iraqi group outside Mideast

(Newser) - Terrorist plotters behind bungled bombings in London and Glasgow six months ago have been linked to an al-Qaeda group in Iraq. The bombings are the first attacks attempted by the group Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia outside the Mideast, reports the New York Times. The plotters drove a vehicle packed with gas... More »

Glasgow Bomb Suspect Dies in Hospital

Brother of alleged attacker faces charges in botched airport attack

(Newser) - A man who cops say crashed a Jeep full of explosives into a Glasgow airport a month ago has died of his injuries, the AP reports. Kafeel Ahmed suffered critical burns during the attack and died without emerging from a subsequent coma at a local hospital. Police say he attacked... More »

Two More Docs Charged in UK Bomb Plot

Australia, Britain formally launch terrorism-related cases

(Newser) - Two more Indian-born doctors have been formally charged with contributing to last month's UK car-bomb plot. A doctor living in Australia appeared in a Brisbane court today, accused of providing “reckless” support to the suspected terrorists, hours before British police charged a Liverpool resident with failing to alert authorities... More »

UK Charges 1st Bomb-Plot Suspect

Iraqi-trained doctor appears in court at Old Bailey, does not seek bail

(Newser) - The first of the eight suspects in the failed car-bomb attacks on Glasgow and London appeared in court today to answer to a charge of conspiracy to cause explosions. Bilal Abdullah, 27, a native of Britain who trained as a doctor in Iraq, confirmed his name and address but otherwise... More »

British Terror Suspect Has Long History of Angry Islamism

Friends say war in Iraq fueled doctor's anger

(Newser) - Bilal Abdullah, a young Iraqi doctor who is one of the chief suspects in last week's terror attacks in Britain, was a militant Islamist as far back as medical school in Baghdad and while studying for British exams in Cambridge, friends say. Abdullah would cheer at reports of insurgent attacks... More »

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