TORONTO (AP) -- A judge has found a Canadian guilty of participating in a plot to bomb British targets in 2004.
Momim Khawaja, who was convicted Wednesday, is the first person to be charged with a terrorist offense in Canada since the country enacted anti-terrorism laws in 2001. His case is considered to be the first major test of those laws.
Khawaja was accused of collaborating with a group of British Muslims of Pakistani descent in a thwarted plan to bomb British buildings and natural gas lines. Khawaja is a Pakistani-born Canadian.
Five alleged coconspirators were convicted in London last year and jailed for life.
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