Counter-terrorism police in the United Kingdom (UK) have arrested two suspected ISIS terrorists disrupting a terror attack according to a statement released by Scotland Yard. The two aged 21 and 20 were plotting attacks in London and Birmingham in the UK before they were arrested following intelligence acquired by the counter-terrorism force and MI5.
Counter-terrorism sources said the arrests were linked to “UK-based activity”, but the police investigation is thought to be in its early stages and detectives are expected to question the men for some time yet.
The increase counter-terrorism, activity in major cities and towns in the UK is credited to the fact that since the collapse of the caliphate in the Middle East, the caliphs and other commanders have encouraged foreign fighters to orchestrate attacks in their home countries instead of travelling to Iraq or Syria.
The arrested are said to have been radicalized by online material they accessed form ISIS propaganda websites and social media.