Man in India says his son drove Jeep in Glasgow attack


NEW DELHI, AP

The father of one of the two Indian doctors detained over the recent failed Britain terror plots has said the alleged driver of the Jeep that rammed the Glasgow airport terminal was also his son, a newspaper reported Saturday. The driver was initially was identified as Khalid Ahmed, a doctor from Lebanon, but the news report said he was Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer from the Indian city of Bangalore.

“My son Kafeel is lying in a UK hospital with 90 percent burn injuries,” The Times of India newspaper quoted Maqbool Ahmed as saying.

“When we saw the footage of a person being carried to the hospital following the blast … we identified that he was our son,” Ahmed said, according to the report.

The man is also the father of Sabeel Ahmed, 26, a doctor detained in Liverpool on June 30 in connection with the terror attacks.

Kafeel Ahmed, 27, is now being treated for horrific burns suffered when he set himself on fire after allegedly crashing the Jeep Cherokee. Separately, Australian authorities had also detained another doctor from Bangalore on Monday for questioning. Muhammad Haneef, 27, was stopped at the Brisbane airport as he tried to board a flight. He was arrested based on information from British officials.

There was no immediate confirmation of Saturday’s news report from local investigators or Maqbool Ahmed.