26 Sep 2011

Birmingham men face terrorism charges

4:34 pm on 26 September 2011

Police in Britain have charged six men from the city of Birmingham with terrorism offences.

The six, who range in age between 25 and 32, are to appear in court in London on Monday.

Two of the six are accused of preparing for an act of terrorism, including travelling to Pakistan for training, making a martyrdom video and constructing a home-made explosive device.

A third is accused of preparing for an act of terrorism by planning a bombing campaign, providing premises for planning a terrorist attack and stating his intention to be a suicide bomber.

Of the remaining three, one faces charges of helping fund terrorist acts and two others face charges of failing to disclose information about potential acts of terrorism.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between Christmas Day 2010 and 19 September 2011.