'21/7 LINK TO THE 7/7 BOMBERS' Explosives Were Same, Court Told

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Byline: By ADRIAN SHAW

ONE of the alleged July 21 terrorists spent two months in Pakistan at the same time as two of the July 7 suicide bombers, a court heard yesterday.

Documents shown in the terror trial revealed Muktar Said Ibrahim, 29, travelled to the country at the end of 2004 - as did London bombing ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan and sidekick Shehzad Tanweer.

Ibrahim was accused in court of collaborating with the July 7 plotters to carry out a bombing campaign in the UK. And it was claimed that the type of explosives he made for the second attack on the capital's transport system had been seen by UK authorities on only one other occasion - July 7.

The accusations came from Stephen Kamlish QC, the barrister representing codefendant Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, 33.

In a dramatic twist, Asiedu broke ranks to describe how Ibrahim wanted to carry out something "bigger and better than 7/7".

Ibrahim was accused of boobytrapping a 12-storey tower block as well as making the rucksack "bombs".

Asiedu is now seated separately in the dock at Woolwich crown court as a "protective measure".

Kamlish pointed out to Ibrahim the only times when British authorities had come across improvised explosive devices made from hydrogen peroxide and an organic substance were the 7/7 and 21/7 bombings. He added: "You see the coincidence, don't you? …