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Kenyan Court Convicts Iranians of Planning Attacks

Iranian nationals Sayed Mansour Mousavi, left, and Ahmed Abolfathi Mohammed, right stand in the Nairobi magistrates court in Nairobi, Kenya, (File photo).
A Kenyan court has found two Iranians guilty of possessing explosives, allegedly for use in bomb attacks on Western and Israeli targets.

Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi were arrested in June 2012 and charged with possessing 15 kilograms of the explosive RDX.

Both men had pleaded not guilty to the charges. They face up to 15 years in prison.

In issuing Thursday's judgement, Magistrate Kiarie Waweru praised the actions of the police in arresting the men and stopping a potential "catastrophe.".

The two will be sentenced on Monday.