UK trial of 9 on US Embassy terror plot begins 

A jury was chosen Monday in the trial of nine terror suspects accused of plotting attacks on the U.S. Embassy and the London Stock Exchange.

Prosecutors have said the men arrested in December 2010 in the largest British anti-terror raid in two years had planned to blow up several prominent buildings.

The men are accused of agreeing on targets, discussing materials and methods, and researching files "containing practical instruction for a terrorist attack."

All have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cause explosions and to preparing for terrorist acts.

The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, were arrested in London, Cardiff and Stoke-on-Trent in central England.

A jury of nine men and three women was selected Monday. The jurors will be sworn in at London's Woolwich Crown Court Tuesday, and the trial will open next Monday.

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