Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports

Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports

A plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

United Kingdom authorities think they've arrested two men who plotted to kill Prime Minister Theresa May after "bomb (ing) their way into" her official residence, the Guardian reported.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, were arrested in raids by counterterrorism police last week and are due to appear in a London court Wednesday.

"It is in essence an extreme suicide plot against Downing Street", it said.


Parker told ministers that United Kingdom authorities had broken up nine potential terrorist attacks over the past year. The report also showed that MI5 could have stopped the Manchester terror attack with the intelligence they had.

In March, five people were killed and 50 people were injured in a terror attack outside London's Houses of Parliament, while another attack in May on the London Bridge seven people dead and 48 injured.

The independent report from David Anderson QC found that the Manchester attacker Salman Abedi had been a subject of interest (SOI) for authorities but had been declassified. Most terror plots continued to be foiled before they are launched, he said.

It is learnt that two suspected men were conspiring to attack Downing Street armed with an improvised bomb, suicide vest and knives. Analysts say the chances of the men gaining entrance to the prime minister's residence would have been remote. Thatcher was uninjured, but several ministers were seriously wounded in the bombing.

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