Al-Qaeda ‘planned Ashes attack

October 8, 2006 — 1 Comment

I’d normally make a joke about Shane Warne and drugs at this stage was this story not serious, from

THE Australian and English cricket teams were to be killed with sarin gas by some of those responsible for the July 7 attacks in London, a friend of a terrorist claims.

The man, known as Ahmed Hafiz, has told The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain that two of the suicide bombers involved in last July’s attacks were to have been part of an al-Qaeda plot to kill the two cricket sides, News Limited papers have reported.

Hafiz claims the men, Mohammed Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, were instructed in 2004 to get jobs as stewards at Edgbaston, the venue for the second Ashes Test on August 4 last year.

They were then to pump sarin – a highly toxic nerve gas – into the two teams’ dressing rooms during the game.

Struth. Remember that Sarin is the gas used by those whack jobs a couple of years back in the Tokyo subway. Not nice stuff. I’m sure there will be more on this story in the days to come.


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