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Guilty plea buoys British anti-terrorism forces

The UK’s anti-terrorism forces on Monday scored one of their highest-profile successes when a 25-year-old British man with links to Richard Reid, the so-called “shoe bomber” jailed in the US, pleaded guilty to conspiring to blow up an aircraft. Saajid Badat, a British Muslim man from western UK, pleaded guilty to conspiring between January 1 1999 and November 28 2003 to place a device on an aircraft in service. This makes him the first person to enter a guilty plea for a large terrorist offence since the September 11 attacks. Mr Badat’s trial had been scheduled to start on Monday but was averted by the change in plea. Full Story

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