Arrested in Plot to Assassinate British PM

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We have some breaking news coming from the United Kingdom.

British authorities say they have foiled a plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May that would have started with a bomb at the gates to Downing Street, the New York Daily News reports.

Sky News quoted its correspondent as saying there was an "extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street (a reference to the UK Prime Minister's residence)".

According to The Telegraph, details of the alleged terror plot were given to Cabinet members on Tuesday during a briefing by MI5 chief Andrew Parker.

The plot was just one in a number of planned attacks in 2017 that cops and British security services have been able to prevent, Sky said.

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"This is something which has been pursued over several weeks at least by Scotland Yard, MI5 and West Midlands Police".

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and was remanded in custody during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

In March, Khalid Masood drove a auto at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman guarding Parliament. The report also showed that MI5 could have stopped the Manchester terror attack with the intelligence they had.

Mrs Thatcher narrowly avoided injury but five people were killed - including a Conservative MP. On a more positive note, the United Kingdom has been able to thwart nine possible attacks over the past 12 months.

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