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Islamists jailed for plotting attack on British right-wingers

Published on Jun 10, 2013 7:26 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Six Islamic extremists were handed lengthy jail terms in Britain on Monday for plotting a murderous attack on a far-right group.

They planned to attack a rally by the English Defence League (EDL) - a group which opposes the spread of radical Islam in Britain - in June last year but turned up after the demonstration had ended.

They were armed with two shotguns, swords, knives, a nail bomb and a partially-assembled pipe bomb.

The plot only unravelled when two of the men were stopped by chance while driving back home from the rally location in Dewsbury in northern England.

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