Britain Convicts Four in '05 Bomb Plot

Botched strike followed London transit attacks by two weeks
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2007 12:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Four men accused in failed 2005 bombings of London subways and buses were found guilty today of conspiracy to murder. The attack, in which bombs affixed to makeshift shrapnel failed to detonate detonate, took place two weeks after a the 7/7 transit bombing killed 52 London commuters.

Two more men await judgment in the plot, which agitated an already-jittery London with tales of the defendants' escape attempts—one disguised in a burqa. The prosecution insisted the men were not merely copycats but conspirators who had been planning their strike for months. The bombers had seen sermons by a well-known radical preacher and their flats were littered with images of terrorism. (Read more British terror attacks stories.)

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