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High Alert: British Authorities Rush To Thwart Jihadi Plot To Kill The Queen

Jihadi Plot To Kill The Queen
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Aug. 9 2015, Updated 5:22 p.m. ET

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Next weekend, the United Kingdom will be holding a celebration to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII, but according to reports, a group of terrorists have made plans to sully this joyous event by attempting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II!

According to a report by The Daily Mail, a terrorist cell operating out of Syria is plotting to set off a pressure cooker bomb in London where the celebration is set to take place. While the Queen was been specifically named as a target, the bomb would also likely result in mass casualties in the surrounding area. Police and MI5 have been scrambling to thwart the plans in time to prevent the attack.

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However, despite news of the assassination plot, the 89-year-old great-grandmother is reportedly determined to attend the celebration and "honour the fallen."



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