UK & World News
Terror Trial Hears 'How 7/7 Went Wrong'
Three men accused of planning a huge suicide terror attack discussed how the 7/7 London bombers did not do enough damage because the attackers had forgotten to use "nails and stuff", a court has heard.
Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, both 27, all from Birmingham, are on trial for allegedly plotting a bombing campaign.
Prosecutor Brian Altman told the jury technical examination of a laptop they had used showed a Google search for the term "muhammed siddique khan as sahab", who was one of the 2005 London bombers.
In a taped conversation read out during their trial, Naseer is then heard allegedly discussing the bombings and agreeing with another man that it had gone "a bit wrong" and that not enough damage had been done.
The court was told he said: "You know what? They forgot to put the, they didn't put the nails and stuff in, man."
Khalid was also recorded talking about wanting to see "AQ", and telling Naseer the instruction to spread the knowledge into Europe, their trial at Woolwich Crown Court was told.
Naseer then allegedly said: "AQ's main aim is ... the knowledge that they give us, we want more and more people have stance in Europe. So they can start whacking you there, yeah, do you understand?"
The men also joked about their last meal before their planned attacks and finding a second wife in paradise, the court heard.
In another taped conversation, it was alleged the men had suspicions that they were under police surveillance.
"Naseer had a feeling, correctly as it turned out, that 'they were gonna do something here soon'. In other words, there might be a police raid," Mr Altman said.
They then discussed always having someone inside the flat so that bugs could not be planted. Or if they had to leave, going out via a window to create the illusion that someone was still in, or by installing a spy camera to cover the front of the house, the court heard.
The three men are accused of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, which they deny.
Naseer, Khalid, and Ali are alleged to have planned a bombing campaign, collecting money for terrorism and recruiting others for terrorism.
Naseer and Khalid are also accused of travelling to Pakistan for training in terrorism, and it is alleged Naseer also helped others to travel to the country for the same purpose. The trial was adjourned until Monday.