Islamic terror plot to assassinate British PM Theresa May thwarted, report says

Theresa May at Downing Street

It is reported that the attack was prepared by the Islamists they planned to blow up disguised as a satchel bomb at the residence of the Prime Minister, and then to organize an attack with knives.

The Sky News report said the two men, 20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman and 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, will appear in court "on terror charges" today.

Earlier Tuesday, Andrew Parker at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the prevention of nine attacks over the past year.

It came as the security agency revealed it had prevented nine terror attacks in the United Kingdom in the past year.

Rahman, of Ballards Lane, in Finchley, north London, is also charged with assisting Imran in terror planning. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was "Bangladeshi British".

"The secondary attack on No. 10 was to be carried out with a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife", the document said.

Both men were arrested November 28 in Birmingham by counter-terror officers.


In a related allegation, Imran is accused of trying to obtain a fake passport in order to leave the United Kingdom and travel to Libya. Imran said he was "Pakistani British".

They are due to appear in Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Britain's media had reported earlier that two men were involved in the plot to kill May.

The security service and police have thwarted 22 terrorist plots in the past four years and there are more than 500 live investigations ongoing.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman declined to discuss the details of the foiled attacks.

In 1991, Irish Republican Army (IRA) militants launched a mortar bomb attack on No. 10.

After the meeting, the prime minister's spokesman said: "The prime minister led thanks to the tireless work of staff at MI5 to combat the unprecedented terrorist threat".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suspect charged in 2010 murder of Lorenzen Wright
Dec 07, 2017 - 01:48
Authorities said they heard a man cursing, followed by number gunshots on the call, according to The New York Times . His body was then found several days later, with the details of his death remaining a mystery until now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Skirball Fire in LA Is Burning Down Rupert Murdoch's House
Dec 07, 2017 - 01:38
Citywide, about 600 officers were assigned to coordinate security and various "firefighting events, " Beck said. All Santa Monica-Malibu Los Angeles Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday due to the fire.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump aid Michael Flynn planned to 'rip up' Russian Federation sanctions, says whistleblower
Dec 07, 2017 - 01:35
Copson explained the USA would provide military support to 'defend these installations, ' " the letter said. Cummings has been critical of his Republican colleague Gowdy's leadership in their investigation of Flynn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Gotti biopic shot in Cincinnati bought from Lionsgate
Dec 07, 2017 - 01:25
And now the producers say they are close to getting a new distributor that will land Gotti in 1,000 theaters next year. John Travolta denies Lionsgate sent " Gotti " to sleep with the fishes, 10 days before its scheduled release .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boston-based company places in top 5 best places to work
Dec 07, 2017 - 01:11
The other insurer on the list of 50 best places to work in the United Kingdom next year is Royal London at number 19. The job-hunting website on Wednesday released its list of top large companies to work for, as voted by employees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City Have Given Manchester United A Ray Of Hope - Gary Neville
Dec 07, 2017 - 00:55
But, despite that sour taste, City remain in good shape ahead of their biggest game of the season so far. West Ham manager David Moyes, on his part, said: "I have to say it was a really good effort.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple sprays down bug-ridden iOS 11 with more fixes
Dec 06, 2017 - 01:01
Now that you're all set up, it's time test this new feature out! You can use it to send and receive money in the Messages app. If there isn't enough money in your Apple Pay Cash account to cover a transaction your bank card kicks in to cover the rest.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top GM Marketplace Lets Drivers Order a Latte From the Dashboard
Dec 06, 2017 - 01:00
Priceline will offer deals and allow GM Marketplace users to make hotel reservations. The order will be ready and waiting when the driver pulls into the drive-thru lane.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA trade gap widens in October on record imports
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:59
On the other hand, the Commerce Department said the value of exports edged down by less than a tenth of a % to USD195.9 billion. Meanwhile, imports fell to $45.9 billion in October, mainly due to a drop in motor vehicles and parts which fell 8.1 per cent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Messi's statue vandalised again in Buenos Aires
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:56
During his 13 years at Camp Nou, Messi has won eight La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and five Copas del Rey. As with the first incident , authorities have yet to identify any suspects.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Musk to Put His Personal Tesla Into Mars Orbit
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:54
The probe could take pictures better than ones from Earth telescopes, similar to the recent NASA flyby mission of Pluto. The answer is somewhere between the second and third options, according to Musk and anonymous SpaceX sources.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top House of Cards production to resume without Spacey
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:54
Netflix has announced production on the sixth season of House of Cards will resume early next year - without Kevin Spacey . Production on the first two episodes had already been completed and a table read for episode three was on the schedule.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Insider News of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:51
Covington has invested 0.59% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). 675,179 were accumulated by Atlantic Trust Gru Lc. Connor Clark & Lunn Inv Management Ltd owns 0.33% invested in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) for 1.12M shares.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lebanon unwilling to harm Arab countries: Hariri
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:51
The Lebanese government, in a statement read by Hariri, said: "The cabinet thanks its leader (Hariri) for his position and for revoking his resignation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sales of new diesel cars plummet following Budget
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:48
The sale of new vehicles that run on petrol rose just over three percent in the same period. The fall marks the eight month of falling registrations in 2017.