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London Stock Exchange bomb plot admitted by four men inspired by al-Qaeda

The men planned to terrorise people and to damage the U.K. economy and property by plotting to bomb the London Stock Exchange

Four men allegedly admitted planning to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange, among other targets.

Shah Rahman, Mohammed Chowdhury (leader) , Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah  pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism inspired by al-Qaeda.

The men, from Cardiff and London , were arrested in December 2010.

Five other men have pleaded guilty to other terrorism offences and all nine will be sentenced next week.

The men, who are all British nationals (all of Bangla-Deshi origin) of , had been inspired by the preachings of the recently-killed radical extremist of al Qaeda , the U.S. citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki, killed in Yemen.

They allegedly admitted planning to target the London Stock Exchange, they also planned to send five mail bombs to various targets during December 2010, discussed launching a “Mumbai-style” killing atack. Police found a hand-written target list, discovered at the home of one of the men. The document listed the names and addresses of London Mayor Boris Johnson, two rabbis,  the Stock Exchange and the US embassy .

The conspiracy was stopped by undercover anti-terror police and MI 5.