Plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May foiled

2 Arrested in Plot to Assassinate British PM

2 Arrested in Plot to Assassinate British PM

The MI5, Britain's domestic counter-intelligence agency, said nine terrorist plots had been thwarted in the last 12 months, according to two news reports.

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, is believed to have briefed Cabinet ministers about the alleged terror plot on Tuesday.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, were due in court on terror charges on Wednesday.

British authorities arrested two men after they reportedly foiled a terrorist attack to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May.

10 Downing Street is the location of the prime minister's office.

In March, five people died in a auto attack on Westminster Bridge. Five people died in the attack.

The details come hours after an independent review suggested the deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena may have been prevented if information had been handled differently by British police and intelligence services. An official report into the attack released on Tuesday found opportunities to thwart it had been missed. MI5 and police believe the plot would have started with an attack using an improvised bomb at the gates of Downing Street.

Security measures were introduced in the 1970s but were increased in the 1980s as the threat from Irish republican groups grew. The device landed in the back garden.

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