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London teen found guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

LONDON: A London teenager was found guilty Monday of preparing an attack on the British Museum as part of the country's first all-female cell linked to the Islamic State group, police and prosecutors said. Safaa Boular, 18, plotted the grenade and gun attack in her home town after the authorities intervened to stop her travelling to Syria to marry an IS fighter she had met online. She is the youngest female to be charged with planning an IS attack in Britain. Boular was only 16 when she made contact with…

Terror cell behind Barcelona attack ‘dismantled’: govt

BARCELONA: Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected militants linked to the attack had died or were at large. The Spanish government said it considered it had dismantled the cell behind Thursday's Barcelona rampage and an attack early on Friday in the Catalan seaside town of Cambrils. Police arrested four people in connection with the attacks Barcelona and Cambrils, where a woman was…

UK ‘Three Musketeers’ terror cell jailed for life

LONDON: Members of a British terror cell who called themselves the “Three Musketeers” received life sentences on Thursday for plotting an attack against police and military targets. The gang, from the West Midlands in central England, was arrested last August after intelligence operatives went to bug one of the member’s cars, only to find a pipe bomb and meat cleaver hidden in the boot. All three men denied preparing an attack and claim the evidence was planted by an undercover officer, who rejected the claims during…

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell: official

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait on Thursday ordered the expulsion of about 15 Iranian diplomats after the emirate's top court convicted a "terror" cell of links to the Islamic republic, a government source told AFP. Kuwait also ordered the closure of the Iranian "military, cultural and trade" missions, said the government official, who asked not to be named. The Gulf state's supreme court last month sentenced the mastermind of the cell to life in jail and condemned 20 others to various prison terms for alleged links with Iran and…