Islamist Suicide Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister May Foiled

Vijeta Uniyal – December 6, 2017

UK Police have thwarted an Islamist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

Two men have been charged for planning to carry out a suicide bomb attack on the Prime Minister’s official residence, 10 Downing Street, British media reports. The terror plot was foiled last week following a joint operation by the country’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 and the UK police.

Alleged plotters Naa’imur Rahman and Mohammed Imran were brought before a court in London, charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Rahman reportedly intended to detonate an improvised explosive device (IED) at the entrance of the Downing Street building and use the ensuing chaos to gain access to Prime Minister May’s residence and murder her. He was in possession of two IEDs at the time of the arrest last week, the prosecutor told the court.

The UK newspaper Daily Express reported details of the Islamist terror plot that have only been made public today: