Two ‘Active’ Islamist Terror Plots Presently Targeting London: Police

Terror Plots

Scotland Yard, the headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police force has detected and is tracking two new “active” terror plots targeting the city.

The information, as reported by the Sunday Times comes after days of intense activity for counter-terror forces in London, with two plots intercepted within days of each other leading to seven arrests. In one case, 27-year-old suspect Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali was arrested just yards from the gates of the Palace of Westminster with a rucksack type bag containing three knives.

Breitbart London reported Sunday the terror suspect had previously been involved in anti-Israel activism and had travelled to Gaza to support Palestine.

While little is known about the two new plots now being monitored by police, they are not thought to be related to the two attacks foiled this week, but are “active”, inspired by either the Islamic State or al-Qaeda, and are targeting London.

Meanwhile, British police say they have arrested a woman who was shot and seriously injured during a counter-terrorism raid in London earlier this week.

Scotland Yard said the 21-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of preparing or instigating terrorism acts after she was discharged from the hospital Sunday.

The woman was shot when counter-terrorism police on Thursday stormed a north-west London house. Police said they had disrupted an active terror plot, but did not elaborate. Six other suspects, aged 16 to 43, were arrested in the operation, which also included a raid in southeastern England.

A police spokesman said: “On the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, the woman was discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

“She has been taken into custody at a south London police station.”

The arrest came as the woman, who was observed to be wearing an Islamic garment and shouted at police and paramedics “Don’t touch my body!” as she was carried out of the house for treatment. It is reported the woman may have been pregnant when she was shot by counter-terrorism officers.

AP contributed to this report

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