Terror plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister foiled by police, reports say

Terror plot to assassinate UK Prime Minister foiled by police, reports say

The UK security authorities believe that they have foiled a possible plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, where the killers had planned to bomb their way into Downing Street, the PM official residence.

The report said Scotland Yard, MI5, and West Midlands Police had pursued the case in recent weeks.

Addressing the Cabinet, Mr. Parker reportedly said Isis had been defeated in Syria and Iraq but was continuing to orchestrate attacks on the UK.

In a statement, the Met said Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, of North London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, from Birmingham, were arrested during raids in London and Birmingham last week.

Parker told ministers that United Kingdom authorities had broken up nine potential terrorist attacks over the past year.

News of the plot comes hours after the release of an official report on the bombing attack in Manchester previous year.

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In March, Khalid Masood drove a auto at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman guarding Parliament.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people, had been a "subject of interest" to British police in the months before the attack, but was not put under investigation. An official report into the attack released on Tuesday found opportunities to thwart it had been missed.

His report also noted that the Pakistani-origin ringleader, Khuram Butt, of the terrorist attack on London Bridge in June had been on the security services' radar for two years.

In 1991, Irish Republican Army (IRA) militants launched a mortar bomb attack on No. 10. The device landed in the back garden.

A spokesperson for the MI5 said that cabinet ministers heard that while the terror organization Islamic State (IS) had suffered defeat in Iraq and Syria, it did not mean the terror threat was over, but instead was spreading into new areas.

Mrs Thatcher narrowly avoided injury but five people were killed - including a Conservative MP.