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2019-03-12

Swedish court convicts 3 Central Asians of 'Islamic State' bomb plot

Caravanserai

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A court in Stockholm last Friday (March 8) convicted three Central Asians of plotting to carry out an "Islamic State" (IS) bombing in Sweden, media reported.

Two of the convicts were born in Uzbekistan, including David Idrisson, 46, an Uzbek citizen who has lived in Sweden since 2008 and has permanent residency, according to Reuters. The court sentenced him to seven years in prison, to be followed by deportation.

Idrisson acquired bomb-making chemicals, consulted bomb-making instructions and plotted a bombing, said the court.

The other Uzbek citizen convicted was Bakhtiyor Umarov, who received a six-month sentence for financing terrorism and using false documents, according to Fergana News, citing the Swedish publication Expressen.

One Kyrgyz man, Attabek Abdullayev, was convicted of using false documents, according to Expressen. He received a one-month prison sentence.

Expressen identified three other defendants, all men, only by their ages. Two received short prison sentences. One was acquitted.

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