Two convicted in Denmark of preparing terror attack

October 21, 2008 16:41

Two men who were secretly filmed mixing the type of explosive used in the 2005 London transit bombing were convicted Tuesday of preparing a terrorist attack. Hammad Khuershid, a Danish citizen of Pakistani origin, and Abdoulghani Tokhi, an Afghan, were sentenced to 12 and seven years in prison, respectively. They were arrested in an anti-terror operation last year after Danish agents filmed them conducting a small test blast with triacetone triperoxide, which was used by the suicide bombers who killed 52 London commuters. Prosecutors said it was not clear whether Khuershid and Tokhi were preparing an attack abroad or in Denmark, which has repeatedly been threatened by Islamic extremists over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

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