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London Terror: 'Active Plot' Foiled in UK Police Raid

London Terror: 'Active Plot' Foiled in UK Police Raid”

British counter-terrorism police say they have thwarted an active plot with raids in London and south-eastern England, which saw one woman shot and six people arrested.

Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, was hospitalized and had not been arrested because of her condition, which they described as "serious but stable".

British police warned on Friday they were facing an "increased level of terrorist activity" a day after a knife-carrying man was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid.

Police fired CS gas into the address, which had been under observation as part of a current counter-terrorism operation.

A 16-year-old boy, and a man and woman, both aged 20, were arrested.

He remains in custody on suspicion of terrorism offences and possession of an offensive weapon.

At the time of the report, the East London Advertiser stated that Queen Mary University and its Islamic Society did not comment about Ahmed's statements.

A man who filmed the incident told reporters: "They were searching her bags and I heard them saying there were detonators inside".

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she had spoken to the Met about both incidents and thanked them for their actions. Detectives are continuing to question him, while two searches are being carried out at addresses in London. "Due to these arrests that we have made, I believe that we have contained the threats that they posed".

He said: "My heart sank because he was a really, really great friend and an awesome person at school and to be connected with something like this broke my heart".

A source told The Times that officers would have preferred to let close monitoring run to gather more intelligence, but said "sometimes you have to act" and that "the balance was tipped" on Thursday.

Khalid Masood drove a vehicle through pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before crashing into the gates of parliament.

Security has been increased around Parliament after an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge on March 22, killing four, before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

In total six persons have now been arrested in connection with that investigation - five at or near the address and one in Kent.

Since August 2014, Britain has been on its second-highest alert level of "severe", meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely.

The man arrested on Thursday, metres from parliament and Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street residence, had reportedly been tracked by police and the domestic intelligence agency MI5.

He said: "I saw the police officers catch him".

"Yesterday was an extraordinary day in London", Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter- terrorism policing, said after confirming six arrests overnight.

Counterterrorism police say 13 potential attacks have been foiled in the last four years.



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