Four Britons, three of them of Pakistani-origin, were plotting to blow up a Territorial Army base in the UK by using a toy car loaded with explosives. They are accused of taking their lead from copies of the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire which contains blueprints for home-grown attacks.
The device was to have been detonated in Luton as part of a campaign of terror attacks in Britain, authorities here said, adding the plot was foiled in a huge surveillance operation. At one stage, undercover police looked on as terrorist suspects apparently used the mountains of Snowdonia as a training ground, the Mail Online reported.
The alleged complex 16-month plot emerged as four British Muslim men appeared in court on Monday charged with a raft of terrorist offences. The gang is accused of working to recruit others to fight Jihad and raising vital funds. They were arrested at their homes in Luton last week after a multi-million pound investigation that began last year.