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Daniel Boyd pleads guilty to US terrorism charges

9 February 2011 Last updated at 21:27 GMT

Daniel Boyd pleads guilty to US terrorism charges

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A US man has pleaded guilty in a court in the state of North Carolina to plotting terrorist attacks.

Daniel Patrick Boyd filed a guilty plea at the New Bern court to charges of conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure people.

Prosecutors agreed to dismiss several other counts against him.

Boyd is alleged to have led a group of six other men who were part of a home-grown terror cell in rural America.

Prosecutors claimed that Boyd, a 40-year-old building contractor who converted to Islam at a young age, stockpiled weapons at his home in a quiet corner of rural North Carolina.

From there, they said, he fostered a cell of young Muslim men, including his two sons, who trained with firearms and plotted an attack on a US military base.

Several other defendants, including his sons, are due to be tried in September in the case.

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