UK mulls travel bans to prevent terror training

July 13, 2007 04:56

Criminals in Britain could be barred from traveling to countries suspected of harboring terrorist camps after officials confirmed the leader of a 2005 bombing plot had been allowed to go to Pakistan despite facing minor charges in Britain. Failed bomber Muktar Said Ibrahim was an Eritrean refugee given a British passport in 2004 - a fact that has fueled debate in Britain over border controls and immigration. Ibrahim, 29, was among four men sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 40 years in prison over the failed bombings, which were attempted two weeks after the July 7, 2005 suicide attacks that killed 52 commuters on three London subway cars and a bus.

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