9 terror plots foiled by British security this year

British Prime Minister Theresa May

He appeared alongside 21-year-old Mohammed Aqib Imran, who was accused of trying to join the Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terror.

Andrew Parker, director general of the MI5 security service, briefed cabinet ministers on the plot, Sky said. He also said that the security services have foiled nine terrorist attacks on the United Kingdom in the past one year. According to the Independent, Rahman and Imran on Wednesday to be tried before the court in Westminster. When asked about his nationality in court, Imran said he was Bangladeshi British.

Police believe their plan was to detonate some sort of improvised explosive device (IED) at Downing Street and attack and kill the Prime Minister in the ensuing chaos, Sky News reported.

In a related allegation, Imran is accused of trying to obtain a fake passport in order to leave the United Kingdom and travel to Libya.

London police said the two men were arrested by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command on November 28 and charged Tuesday night with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. The recording would have given Imran greater credibility with the terrorist organization, the document said.

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

Security officials believe the alleged Islamist plot is the ninth to have been thwarted since March this year.

"It is in essence an extreme Islamist suicide plot against Downing Street".

"These investigations cover the full range of terrorist activity, from attack planning to activity that supports or facilitates terrorism - but a significant proportion involve potential attack-planning threats".

In 1991 the IRA launched a home-made mortar bomb attack on Number 10.

"Cabinet ministers heard that while IS suffered major defeats in Iraq and Syria, this did not mean the threat is over".

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