Etihad plane bomb plotter found guilty

Last year, The Bullseye reported on news of a failed bomb plot on an Etihad plane leaving Sydney, which, if it had gone ahead, would have been the biggest and most devastating attack ever to affect Australia.

Acting on intelligence received from Israel’s 8200 Intelligence Corps unit last year, Australian authorities were able to thwart the possible attack, discovering a bomb hidden inside a Barbie doll and a meat grinder in carry-on luggage, and intended to explode 20 minutes into a departing Etihad flight over NSW.

According to news.com.au, Khaled Khayat has this week been convicted of conspiring to plan a terror attack by planting a bomb on the Etihad Abu Dhabi-bound flight from Sydney.

According to the report, two weeks after the bomb was uncovered, police found bomb parts in Khaled Khayat’s Sydney garage.

After more than two days of deliberations, a Sydney jury found Khaled Khayat guilty but have so far been unable to reach a verdict in his brother Mahmoud Khayat’s trial, news.com.au reported.

If the attack had occurred, it would have been the most catastrophic and devastating attack ever to happen in Australia, and the world’s wort airline disaster in three decades, news.com.au revealed.

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