World Bulletin/News Desk
Three British Muslims were jailed on Friday for allegedly planning attacks which prosecutors said could have been as deadly as the 2005 London bombings.
A fourth man, their associate, was sentenced for financing.
According to the officials, with the help of others, the three men had intended to detonate eight rucksack bombs in a mass attack and possibly use timers to set off other devices in crowded places. They had also considered welding knife blades to a truck and ramming it into a crowd of people.
They said that although the targets remained unidentified, the intent was to create an attack more devastating than the four suicide bombings on London's transport system on July 7, 2005 which killed 52 people on underground trains and a bus.
Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali were being sentenced after their conviction at London's Woolwich Crown Court in February on 12 counts of committing acts in preparation for terrorism between December 2010 and September 2011.
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