A British man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack against American military personnel based in the UK.
Junead Ahmed Khan, 24, is suspected of plotting to commit terror acts as well as planning to travel to Syria to join the self-declared Islamic State alongside his uncle, 22-year-old Shazib Ahmed Khan.
The two men from Luton, just north of London, are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today. They were arrested last week by armed police following a Scotland Yard investigation.
Deborah Walsh from the Crown Prosecution Service said:
“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Junead Khan and Shazib Khan with the intention of committing acts of terrorism.
“It is alleged that Junead Khan and Shazib Khan had been planning on travelling to Syria to join the proscribed organisation Islamic State in Levant (Isil).
“It is further alleged that Junead Khan was planning a terrorist attack on US military personnel in the UK and he has been charged with an additional terrorism offence to reflect this.
“The decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”
A third man also arrested but later released without charge.