Terror Plot Involves Islamic Extremists

Authorities in London have a clear photo of the driver of the silver Mercedes sedan found this morning in London's Piccadilly Circus and say he bears a clear resemblance to a suspect arrested three years ago in the Dhiren Borat plot and then released for lack of evidence.

It was also just last year that al Qaeda operative, Dhiren Barot, was convicted in a London court of planning suicide attacks in London and the U.S., using limousines and other vehicles, not unlike the bomb-rigged silver Mercedes discovered in London this morning.

U.S. and British law enforcement officials tell ABC News it is increasingly clear Friday's bomb plot in London involves multliple vehicles, and is described by a senior official as a "terror plot involving lslamic extremists."

The silver Mercedes sedan discovered early Friday morning outside a London nightclub in Piccadilly Circus appears to have been stolen in early June and was spotted in the last two days, first in Scotland and then in Birmingham, England, according to law enforcement officials.

The car contained five or six propane and butane gas cylinders as well as 33 gallons of gasoline, all rigged to detonate with calls to two cell phones.  Officials say the cell phones failed to initiate the explosions, even after each phone had been called twice. 

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