London, Oct 11: The two alleged terrorists – Bilal Abdulla and Kafeel Ahmed - who left car bombs near a busy London nightclub, used tourist rickshaws to escape the scene in an attempt to conceal their identities from CCTV cameras, a court has been told. Bilal Abdulla, an Iraqi doctor working at an NHS hospital near Glasgow, and his Indian-born accomplice, Kafeel Ahmed, fled to a hotel while firefighters dealt with the cars left outside Tiger Tiger club in the West End.
Unaware that they were dealing with potentially devastating explosive devices, the firefighters dragged gas canisters from one of two Mercedes saloons, The Independent quoted prosecutors as telling a court here.
According to the paper, the two men tried to take their own lives shortly after the failed bombing by driving a jeep, rigged to explode in a fireball, into Glasgow Airport. They were part of a terrorist cell that intended the London attack to be the beginning of a series of car bombings using devices triggered remotely with mobile phones.
The case continues.