Two men charged with plotting to kill British PM

Two men charged with plotting to kill British PM
Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London, May 23, 2017. REUTERS/File
LONDON: Two men are to appear in court in London Wednesday charged with a terror plot that involved killing British Prime Minister Theresa May, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing media reports on early Wednesday.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed the arrest of the two men in an official statement without mentioning the intended victim of the plot foiled by anti-terrorism police.

Police have named the two men as Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, from north London and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, from southeastern Birmingham.
The two men have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill the prime minister by using a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and then attack her with knives, the reports said.

The Sky News and the Daily Telegraph are among the media outlets which reported that.