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How Islamists plotted to kill UK PM

How Islamists plotted to kill UK PM

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BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May was reportedly the target of a foiled terrorism plot.
Andrew Parker, the head of MI5, Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, briefed Cabinet ministers on the alleged plot on Tuesday, Sky News reports.
The extremist Islamist plot involved a bomb attack on Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence, and an attempt to kill May in the ensuing chaos, Sky reported.
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There was no official response to the report, which comes hours after police said they had charged two men with terrorist offences.
Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, were arrested in raids by counter-terrorism police last week and are due to appear in a London court on Wednesday.
On Tuesday MI5 revealed that it had prevented nine terror attacks in the UK in the past year but several attackers have still got through.
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Sky’s Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: “It’s the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they’ve foiled this year.
“I understand that the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, briefed Cabinet ministers today, such is the seriousness of what they believed they have uncovered.
“It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street. Essentially police believe that the plan was to launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May, the Prime Minister.
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“This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police.
“It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who were charged with preparing acts of terrorism.”
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