Mere days after the Chattanooga military base shooting incident, authorities in United Kingdom revealed on Tuesday that the country averted a major attack on US army bases with the arrest of two British Isis supporters.
The British authorities charged two Muslim men for plotting the terror attack on US army personnel in UK, Fox News reported. They found 24-year-old British man, Junead Ahmed Khan, guilty of plotting a terror attack on US soldiers inside UK. Khan, along with his relative, 22-year-old Shazib Ahmed Khan, was planning to travel to Syria, a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service said.
New York-based British journalist, Jon Williams on his Twitter page noted that the British Isis supporters arrested in UK were planning an attack on US base in East Anglia. He revealed that the base in Mildenhall and Lakenheath were targets. There are some 10,000 American personnel at these bases, he added.
The Isis British supporters were planning to use a car to run over soldiers, following which Khan was to carry out a suicide attack, Williams said in a tweet.
The shocking revelation has emerged just days after 24-year-old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez went on a shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Chattanooga shooter killed four US Marines on two separate military facilities: a military recruiting centre and a Navy training reserve centre.
According to a US-based national security think-tank, New America, military facilities and army personnel are the most common targets for jihadi terrorists. It noted that since 9/11, nearly a third of the terror plots inside United States targeted US military facility.