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Man who planned to ‘kill foreigners with bomb’ is jailed in Abu Dhabi

As well as planning to commit acts of terror in the capital, the 29-year-old was also found guilty of posting ISIL propaganda on Twitter and Facebook.

ABU DHABI // A Sudanese man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Federal Supreme Court for planning to detonate a bomb in Abu Dhabi with the intention of killing foreigners.

As well as planning to commit acts of terror in the capital, the 29-year-old was also found guilty of posting ISIL propaganda on Twitter and Facebook.

Prosecutors said he was inspired by the terrorist group’s ideology.

He was tried under the UAE’s anti-terror and cyber crime legislations.

During the trial prosecutors said he scouted and inspected locations to execute his plan.

He will be deported after serving his sentence.

nalremeithi@thenational.ae

Updated: October 24, 2016 04:00 AM

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