London: A UK court on Thursday jailed 9 British-Asian men for plotting to bomb various London landmarks, including the London Stock Exchange, and organise a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The men of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin pleaded guilty during the trial and were convicted last week. The court also noted that the nine were trying to recruit more British Muslims to forward their cause.
The terrorists or perhaps, the would-be terrorists, disclosed during their trial that they were planning to join a terror training camp in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on a plot of land owned by the father of one of the men.
They were planning to recruit other British Muslims to try and launch what was described by them as "first hand experience of terror" in Kashmir.
They also had plans of attacking targets in Britain that included soldiers returning from Afghanistan.
The judge at the Woolwich Crown court said that their plan was for a long term venture in terrorism. He described the 9 as "Islamic fundamentalists".
With additional information from PTI