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Glasgow bombing suspect dies

Three others are facing charges over the alleged

A man who set himself alight during a suspected failed car bomb attack at Glasgow airport has died after being hospitalised for a month with critical burns.

Kafeel Ahmed, 27, who allegedly crashed an explosive-laden jeep into the airport building in June, died on Thursday, Strathclyde police said.

“We can confirm that the man seriously injured during the course of the incident at Glasgow airport on Saturday June 30 has died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary,” a police spokesman said on Thursday.

The other suspect in the car, Bilal Abdullah, an Iraqi doctor, has been charged with conspiring to set off explosions, which followed a day after two other failed car bombings in London.

Ahmed, an Indian national from Bangalore, suffered burns to 90 per cent of his body and had been in a coma throughout his stay at a specialist burns unit under armed guard.

His brother, Sabeel Ahmed, 26, is facing trial after being charged with withholding information that could prevent an act of terrorism.

He was arrested in Liverpool on the same day as the Glasgow attack.

Mohammed Jamil Asha, a Jordanian doctor, is the other man facing charges over the botched attacks.

Mohamed Haneef, the 27-year-old cousin of the Ahmed brothers, was arrested and charged in Australia for supporting the bombing plot.

He was released after prosecutors admitted to having insufficient evidence against him.

The Glasgow airport attack followed two car bombing attempts in central London when police discovered two vehicles laden with gas canisters and fuel.

Eight people were initially held over the two incidents and three were eventually charged.

Agencies

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