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British Police Officers Targeted by Islamic State Terrorists

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British Police Officers Targeted by Islamic State Terrorists – Tom Whitehead (Telegraph-UK)
(dailyalert.org, Oct. 21, 2014)

Four British Islamist terrorists said to have sworn allegiance to the Islamic State have been charged with plotting to kill police officers or soldiers, possibly in a drive-by shooting on London streets, Scotland Yard has alleged.

The men had obtained a handgun with a silencer, had images of two police officers and two police community support officers, and had conducted “hostile reconnaissance” of a police station and a Territorial Army barracks in the capital.

Tarik Hassane, 21, Suhaib Majeed, 20, Nyall Hamlett, 24, and Momem Motasim, 21, were charged on Fridaywith intending to commit acts of terrorism or assisting others to do so.

Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said several terrorist plots were now being disrupted in Britain every year and there had been 218 arrests in the past 12 months alone.

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