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Couple found guilty of planning London terror attack

A British court on Tuesday convicts a husband and wife of planning a terror attack on the 10th anniversary of the London suicide bombings earlier this year.

Mohammed Rehman, 25, used the Twitter name “Silent Bomber” and asked users whether he should bomb a shopping center or the London Underground train network.

Rehman used as his profile picture an image of the Islamic State group militant known as “Jihadi John,” believed killed earlier this year, and was said by prosecutors to have had a “keen interest” in IS.

He was arrested in May after posting a tweet saying: “Westfield shopping center or London underground? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.”

That was accompanied by a link to an Al-Qaeda press release about the July 2005 bombings in which four suicide bombers targeted London’s transport system. Fifty-two people were killed.

AFP

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