Four Islamic extremists have pleaded guilty to a plot designed to bomb a number of places in and around the capital with the intention of damage on a similar scale to the Mumbai attacks.

The al-Qaida inspired plan desired to send five mail bombs, including the London Stock Exchange and the US embassy as well as Boris Johnson’s home in the run up to last Christmas.

The men had kept in touch through mobile phones and the internet, uniting over their extreme beliefs. Some of the group were from London, others from Cardiff and Stoke.

After weeks of surveillance the plans were stopped and the men arrested by undercover officers. Any firm dates had not been confirmed as the men were halted by the police.

Nine men were involved in the plans and all members pleaded guilty. They will be sentenced next week.




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