6 men in UK court over alleged terror plot

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Posted: Sep 26, 2011 11:23 AM
6 men in UK court over alleged terror plot

Six men appeared in a London court Monday on terrorism charges _ three of them charged with plotting suicide bomb attacks in Britain.

The men were arrested in the central England city of Birmingham last week as part of a "major operation" by counterterrorism police and charged late Sunday.

Four are accused of planning a terrorist act. Three of them _ 30-year-old Irfan Nasser, 26-year-old Irfan Khalid and 26-year-old Ashik Ali _ are accused of planning a bombing campaign, making explosives and stating an intention to become suicide bombers.

Nasser and Khalid also are accused of traveling to Pakistan for terrorism training.

Two others are charged with failing to disclose information, and one with funding terrorism.

All six appeared at West London Magistrates Court and were remanded in custody until October.