UK student nurse charged with taking bomb to maternity ward
A student nurse appeared in a British court Friday, charged with planning to attack an air force base and taking a home-made bomb to a hospital maternity unit where he worked.
Mohammad Farooq, 27, was arrested outside St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, northern England, on Jan. 20 with what prosecutors say was a “viable” pressure-cooker bomb containing 13.7 kilograms (30 pounds) of a homemade low-explosive mixture.
For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app.
Prosecutors also allege that Farooq carried out “hostile reconnaissance” of a Royal Air Force base in northern England earlier this month after being encouraged online to attack it.
He faces one charge of preparing an act of terrorism in connection with the air base plan, which prosecutors allege was motivated by “Islamic” extremism.
Farooq also is charged with possessing an explosive substance and possessing an imitation firearm over the hospital incident, which prosecutors say was motivated by a grudge against another staff member.
Farooq appeared by video link at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He was not asked to enter pleas and was ordered detained until his next court hearing on Feb. 3 at London’s Central Criminal Court.
Saudi Crown Prince will be ‘one of most important leaders of his time’: Pompeo
Azerbaijan evacuates Tehran embassy, blames Iran for attack
Two killed, several wounded in knife attack on train in Germany
Britain’s terror threat level lowered a notch to ‘substantial’Britain’s official threat level for international terrorism was lowered Wednesday to “substantial,” meaning an attack is likely.It previously stood at ... World News
France, Britain sign accord on fighting Channel terror threatBritain and France on Monday signed a new security deal aimed at protecting the public in the event of a terror attack in the Channel against a large ... World News
How tweets, lies from India fueled Hindu-Muslim unrest in central EnglandRumor had it that a Muslim girl had been kidnapped and a Hindu temple had sent masked thugs into combat. Add in local fury over an India-Pakistan ... Features
Britain charges man arrested at Heathrow Airport with terrorism offenceA man who was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport after he arrived on a flight from Turkey has been charged with a terrorism offence, British ... World News