Assembling Bombs for the Taliban, Men in Britain Jailed for Life

5 – A British man is reported to have been sentenced to life in prison for ever helping to assemble a bomb for a Taliban group in Afghanistan.

Quoted from Reuters on Saturday (21/07/2018), The man was known named Khalid Ali (28) who came from North London. He was secured by the police in April 2017.

Ali’s arrest was very stressful on the streets outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, with three blades found hidden in his clothes.

The Old Bailey criminal court in London has ruled that Ali is very close to the execution of an attack plan against the local police, politician or military.

At the hearing, Ali admitted he had assembled a bomb for the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2012. He even claimed to assemble 300 explosives.

Ali who works as a plumber was found guilty on one count of preparing terrorist acts in Britain and two charges of possession of explosives abroad.

In a court ruling on Friday (20/7) local time, judge Nicholas Hilliard sentenced three life sentences to Ali. The three sentences were ordered to be served simultaneously, so Ali only had to undergo a life sentence with a minimum sentence of 40 years in prison.