The apparent attempt to detonate a bomb in central London has clear parallels with another major plot which was foiled by police in 2004, security experts say.
Briton Dhiren Barot was found with detailed plans to create deadly car bombs powered by gas canisters. He planned to use limousines and pack them with gas and shrapnel.
In a statement on Friday, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke, head of Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command, said there were some aspects which "resonated with previous plots." But he refused to draw any firm links or conclusions. Read full article »