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Men deny plot to kill UK soldier
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The six men have been charged under anti-terrorism laws
Six men deny involvement in a plot to kidnap and kill a British soldier, a court has heard.

The men, all from the Birmingham area, pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to offences under the Terrorism Act.

One of the men, Parviz Khan, 36, is charged with engaging in conduct to kidnap and kill a member of the British Armed Forces.

They were committed for trial at Leicester Crown Court on 14 January next year.

They are alleged to have taken part in the plot between April 2006 and February this year.

Charges

Mr Khan, of Foxton Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, also denied two offences of having CDs on jihad, likely to be useful in terrorism.

Mr Khan, Amjad Mahmood, 32, Mohammed Irfan, 30, Zahoor Iqbal, 30, and Hamid Elasmir, 44, denied assisting terrorism by supplying equipment.

Basiru Gassama, 30, of Radstock Avenue, Hodge Hill, Birmingham, and Mr Mahmood, of Jackson Road, Alum Rock, denied failing to disclose information about the alleged plot.

Mr Irfan, of Asquith Road, Ward End, Birmingham, denied having a CD containing information about explosives.

Mr Iqbal, of Elmbridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, denied having a CD on jihad.

Mr Elasmir, of Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, denied having information on how to make a suicide vest on his computer hard drive.

All the defendants were remanded in custody except Mr Gassama who was released on conditional bail.



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