German court convicts bomb plotters

Four men found guilty over plans to bomb US targets in Germany.

Sauerland group, bomb plot, Duesseldorf
The four men had admitted planning bomb attacks on US targets in Germany [AFP]

Daniel Schneider, who fired at a police officer during an escape attempt, was also sentenced to 12 years.

Both men were converts to Islam.

The state court sentenced Adem Yilmaz, a Turkish citizen, to 11 years and Atilla Selek, a German citizen of Turkish origin, to five years.