United Kingdom foils terror plot to blow up Downing Street gates, kill PM

United Kingdom foils terror plot to blow up Downing Street gates, kill PM

United Kingdom foils terror plot to blow up Downing Street gates, kill PM

The two men who were arrested on November 28 for the foiled plot are Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of Birmingham, according to a Metropolitan Police news release.

In the Metropolitan police on Tuesday announced that 20-year-old resident of the British capital to Nayaru Zakaria Rahman and 21-year-old Birmingham resident Mohammed Imran Akiba charged with preparing a terrorist attack.

The report by lawyer David Anderson that was requested by the government, said Britain's domestic security agency MI5 had intelligence about the bomber, Salman Abedi, and was due to discuss it at a meeting scheduled nine days after the attack occurred.

Rahman is also accused of assisting Imran in terror planning. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was "Bangladeshi British".

Prosecutor Mark Carroll told the court Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the gates of 10 Downing Street, the official residence of British prime ministers, and gain access to May's office in the ensuing chaos and kill her. The recording would have given Imran greater credibility with the terrorist organization, the document said.

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The details of the latest plot emerged as a report into the terror attacks in Britain between March and June was released, according to The Guardian.

It comes as a new report found that security services could possibly have prevented a suicide attack at the Manchester Arena in May.

"There are now well over 500 counterterrorism investigations, involving more than 3,000 subjects of interest - along with a growing pool of more than 20,000 individuals who have previously been the subject of terrorism investigations", the statement said.

Downing Street is protected by armed police officers and separated from the public by fortified gates. John Major, the prime minister at the time, was inside but not hurt.

Thirty-six people have been killed in five separate terror attacks in the United Kingdom this year.

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