British bomb maker guilty of killing U.S. soldier in Baghdad bomb

LONDON, May 21 (UPI) — Anis Sardar, a British bomb-making cab driver, has been found guilty of murdering a U.S. solider in a 2007 roadside bombing near Baghdad, Iraq.


Sardar, 38, from Wembley, London, was accused of being part of an insurgency campaign that planted four bombs in or around a road west out of Baghdad aimed to kill American military personnel.

He was caught seven years after the explosion by FBI officials who found and matched his fingerprints to those found on adhesive tape applied on two bombs.

Sardar initially denied involvement but recently admitted the fingerprints were his. He was found guilty on Wednesday of murder and conspiracy to murder by a jury of seven women and five men in London’s Woolwich Crown Court. He was tried in London for a crime committed in Iraq, an apparent first in the United Kingdom.

Sgt. First Class Randy Johnson, 34, of the 2nd…

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