British security forces foil assassination plot against Theresa May

A suicide terror attack targeting British Prime Minister Theresa May was thwarted recently when security forces arrested two suspects, according to Sky News. The two were charged with terror offenses.
British Prime Minister Theresa May Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

According to reports in Britain, a terror plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled. Sky News reported that terrorists were planning to assassinate the British prime minister and after a long manhunt, two suspects were recently arrested. They were charged with terror offenses.

Sky News’ Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt reported: “It’s the latest in a number of terror plots that police and MI5 believe they've foiled this year.” He added that the “extreme Islamist” terrorists were planning a suicide terror attack against Downing Street. He also noted that it is believed that they were planning to “launch some sort of improvised explosive device at Downing Street and in the ensuing chaos attack and kill Theresa May.”

Brunt explained that the British security forces were monitoring this terror cell for several weeks. “It came to a head last week with the arrest of two men, by armed police, who were charged with preparing acts of terrorism,” he added. Sky News reported that the suspects are 20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman and 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran.



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