2 Feb 2012

Guilty pleas in UK bomb plot

5:11 am on 2 February 2012

Four men in Britain have pleaded guilty to a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.

The men, British nationals of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin, were arrested in December 2010 before they could carry out the attack. They are from London and Cardiff.

Five other men have pleaded guilty to other terrorism offences and all nine will be sentenced next week.

The BBC reports they wanted to send five mail bombs to various targets.

The names and addresses of London Mayor Boris Johnson, two rabbis, the United States embassy and the Stock Exchange were on a handwritten list of targets.

Police foiled the plot at an early stage before firm dates were agreed or explosive devices were assembled.