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UK fertiliser bomb plot
THE PAKISTAN CONNECTION
Map of key locations in Pakistan and timeline of events
June-August 2001: Khyam meets friends from 2000 training camp and visits Taleban in Afghanistan. Continues to visit Pakistan.
September-November 2001: Babar moves to Lahore, Waheed Mahmood to Gujar Khan and Amin to Kahuta in Pakistan.
January-March 2002: Khawaja makes trip to Pakistan via UK.
1) Gujar Khan, Feb/March 2003 - Meeting at Waheed's home
Babar says Waheed suggests attacks in UK, after explosives training in Pakistan. Meeting also attended by Garcia, Amin and others.
2) Kohat, May/June 2003 - Training camp
Amin and Khyam learn to use explosives. Babar says Khyam tells him in June that he wants to attack UK "pubs, nightclubs, or trains".
3) Malakand, July/August 2003 - Training camp
Attended by Khyam, Shujah Mahmood (found not guilty), Garcia, Akbar, Khawaja and others. Babar turns back as wife having baby. Weapons training received. Babar says two ammonium nitrate bombs tested.
Waheed Mahmood leaves Pakistan in April 2003, Khawaja in July and Garcia, Shujah Mahmood and Akbar in August.

Pakistan - to which many defendants have family ties - played a key role in the UK fertiliser bomb plot.

Between September 2001 and February 2002, Babar, Amin and Waheed Mahmood all moved there. Khawaja and Khyam were both visitors - the latter also travelling to Afghanistan and meeting the Taleban.

In early 2003, a key meeting took place at Mahmood's Gujar Khan home. According to Babar, Mahmood suggested attacking the UK instead of trying to fight in Afghanistan.

At two training camps, some of the suspects learned to use weapons and explosives. This, says the prosecution, was the "principal purpose" for visiting Pakistan.

Key events also took place in the UK during this period. Babar met Garcia and Khyam who, he says, indicated that he was working for al-Qaeda's third in command.

Khyam was also introduced to Canadian suspect Khawaja at a house in Hayes.


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