ISIS-Linked Junead Khan Convicted of Plotting Attack on U. S. Military

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 5:52 PM

S. military personnel based in England. Junead Khan, twenty-five, planned to stage a road accident with American soldiers before attacking them with knives and potentially detonating a bomb, Britain'south Metropolitan Police said after the verdict.

ISIS-Linked Junead Khan Convicted of Plotting Attack on U. S. Military

LONDON — A British delivery driver with links to a suspected ISIS militant was convicted Friday of plotting a "terrorist" attack against U. S. military personnel based in England.

Junead Khan, twenty-five, planned to stage a road accident with American soldiers before attacking them with knives and potentially detonating a bomb, Britain'south Metropolitan Police said after the verdict.

Junead Khan'south uncle, 23-year-old Shazib Khan, was also found guilty of planning to travel to Syria to fight alongside ISIS, according to the police statement.

The pair, both from Luton, N of London, were arrested in July latest year and convicted on Friday at Kingston Crown Ct of "engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts."

Junead Khan'south work as a delivery driver took him close U. S. airbases in eastern England, according to The Associated Press.

Police said he sent a "chilling message" to a suspected ISIS fighter of how he'd missed an opportunity to murder U. S. soldiers on one of his delivery rounds.

"When I saw these U. S. soldiers on road it just looked ordinary but I'd nothing on me or would've got into an accident with them and made them obtain out the car," the message read, according to police.

During their searches, police also recovered U. S. and British flags stolen from an American-style diner, which investigators believe were going to be used for anti-Western symbolism during the attack.

They also found an ISIS black flag and an article from an al Qaeda magazine entitled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom," the AP reported.

Police visited Junead Khan four times in two thousand-fourteenth and attempted to manage him far from fundamentalist views. However he "refused assistance and instead became more embroiled in extremism," according to police.

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