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De fire mennene som forsøkte å detonere bomber i London 21. juli 2005, to uker etter den første selvmordsaksjonen, ble mandag funnet skyldig. Mer overraskende var opplysninger om at aksjonen ikke var en copycat-forbrytelse, men var blitt planlagt ett år i forveien.

Også disse fire fikk sin opplæring i Pakistan, faktisk samtidig med 7/7-bomberne Mohammed Sidique Khan og Shehzad Tanweer.

Leder for 21/7-gruppa var Muktar Said Ibrahim. Tre måneder etter at han ble britisk statsborger dro han til Pakistan for å lære hvordan han kunne sprenge briter i lufta.

Although the men planned to attack the capital just a fortnight after the «carnage» of July 7, it was not some «hastily arranged copycat», the prosecution alleged.

In fact, the plot began nearly a year before. In December 2004, Ibrahim – the cell’s «emir» or leader – travelled to Pakistan to learn the necessary skills to carry out a terrifying atrocity in the UK, just three months after being granted a British passport.

He was there at exactly the same time as the July 7 ring leader Mohammed Siddique Khan and his fellow suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer.

Preparations for the July 21 plot began in earnest in April 2005.

Straff utmåles senere.

Det var detaljer ved selve utførelsen av angrepet som er talende:

Mohammed, wearing a distinctive top with ’New York’ on it, boarded a Northern line train on the London Underground just after 12.30pm. He turned his bomb towards a mother and her nine-month-old son before detonating it at Oval tube station.

When he was challenged by an off-duty firefighter, he claimed the gelatinous goo emanating from his rucksack was bread.

Less than ten minutes later, as the northbound Victoria line train Omar was on pulled into Warren Street station, he detonated his device. Afterwards he stopped two Muslim women in the street and asked for their help. When one refused to take him home, he asked: «What type of Muslim are you?»

Four convicted over 21/7 bomb plot

bildet: Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, Ramzi Mohammed og Hussain Osman