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UK Jihadists Plotted An Attack With Remote Controlled Toy Car Packed With Explosives
April 15, 2013
Jihadists planned to attack Luton TA base using remote controlled car packed with explosives
Four British jihadists planned to bomb a Territorial Army base by driving a remote controlled car packed with explosives under its gate.
The al-Qaeda inspired terror cell, from Luton, also discussed attacking MI5, buying guns or driving a 4x4 car into crowded places, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
Ringleader Zahid Iqbal, 31, helped organise for Jihadists to travel to Pakistan for extremism training overseas through an al-Qaeda contact he had there known as "Modern Sleeve".
But the cell decided to plan an attack in the UK after Iqbal lost contact with his secret contact in Spring 2011, Max Hill QC prosecuting, said.
They discussed "multiple targets" but the men were under surveillance by MI5 and counter terrorism police who had listening devices in two of their cars.
Iqbal, 31, Mohammed Ahmed, 25, Syed Hussain, 21, Umar Arshad, 24, all British and from Luton, all admitted a series of terrorism offences at an earlier date and are expected to be sentenced on Tuesday...