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2 former UK soldiers jailed for firebomb attack on a mosque in the wake of soldier's killing
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:42 AM EST
Two former British soldiers have been sentenced to six years in prison for firebombing a mosque in northeastern England.
The two were jailed Friday after admitting arson. During their trial, jurors were shown video footage of the pair carrying the bombs and launching them at the door of the building. No one was injured during the incident.
The attack took place in May amid other mosque attacks and racially aggravated offenses across the U.K. days after a British soldier was murdered on a London street by two men in an Islamic extremist attack.