A married couple convicted of plotting a massive suicide bombing to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the London transportation system attacks was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, British media reported.
Mohammed Rehman, 25, and his wife, Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, were convicted Tuesday of preparing for acts of terrorism. Rehman was sentenced to a life term with a minimum of 27 years, and Khan’s life term came with a minimum of 25 years.
They were arrested in May after authorities noticed extremist posts on Rehman’s Twitter account, including one that appeared to ask for advice about what sites in London to bomb.
“Westfield shopping centre or London underground? Any advice would be appreciated greatly,” said one tweet, which included a link to an al Qaeda statement on the July 7, 2005, terror attacks in London that left 52 people dead and as many as 300 wounded.