It began with a traffic violation for an uninsured vehicle. It ended with the discovery of guns, ammunition and Afghanistan-style explosives in the trunk as well as leaflets warning “infidels not to follow the English Defence League (EDL), Prime Minister David Cameron and the Queen of England.
Thinking they were dealing with a routine vehicle problem, police in South Yorkshire, England, released the drivers and passengers and sent the car to the pound. During a search two days later, the cache was discovered.
The owner of the car was traced by detectives followed by raids carried out in Birmingham and West Yorkshire by armed police, during which seven men were arrested.
Police believe that the suspects might have been on their way to attack a well-publicized EDL rally that was taking place that day. One of the suspects is from Dewbury, where the rally took place.
EDL is an organization that opposes the Islamists in the U.K.
The bomb, called on IED (Improvised Explosive Device), is the first of its kind to be discovered in the U.K. IED’s are the primary weapons that have been used against British and other troops in Afghanistan by the Taliban.
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