Alleged Taliban bomb-maker says he was forced at gunpoint to make explosives

A terror suspect has told a court he was captured by the Taliban and forced at gunpoint to work in a bomb factory. Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested near parliament in possession of three knives on 27 April last year, just four weeks after the Westminster attack which killed five people. The Old Bailey heard that Ali had been plotting an attack after spending five years making bombs with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and had returned to the UK in November 2016. Ali said that he visited Pakistan for “tourism…

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