Four Islamists were planning to kill the British queen with a knife during a memorial ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, but the police revealed the planned attack and arrested them.
The four were aged 19 to 27 years and belonged to an Islamist terror group. The suspects were arrested at various addresses in Buckinghamshire and West London.
The attack against the Queen would be carried out during a memorial service for the victims of the 1st World War, according to The Sun. Scotland Yard said in a statement that the case is under investigation.
- We suspect that the plan was to kill the Queen or another profiled person during the ceremony, a source told the newspaper.
The revelation of the plot comes in the wake of the terrorist organization IS urged people in the West to carry out attacks. UK is particularly designated as targets, after the country joined the US-led operation against terror group. In August, the country raised the level of terrorist risk to "severe", which means that it is considered likely that the country will be exposed to a terrorist attack.
According to The Sun, the queen, despite revelations about a possible assassination attempt, is determined to organize the event, where she will lay a wreath in memory of the fallen soldiers.
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