3 British men convicted over airliner bomb plot

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 8, 2010 19:03

LONDON — A jury on Thursday convicted three British Muslims of conspiring to murder hundreds of people as part of a plot to blow up passenger planes flying over the Atlantic.

Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Waheed Khan and Waheed Zaman were found guilty Thursday at London's Woolwich Crown Court after a three-month trial. They will be sentenced Friday and face life imprisonment.

Prosecutors say the men were part of a group that planned to detonate liquid explosive bombs hidden in soft drink bottles on aircraft bound for the United States and Canada in 2006, an attack that could have killed people on the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The plot was broken up when suspects were scooped up in raids in London and the surrounding area in August 2006.


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