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Britons jailed for life for plot to shoot police

 LONDON, April 23, (RTRS): Two Britons inspired by Islamic State who plotted to kill police officers and soldiers in drive-by shootings in London were given life prison terms on Friday and told they would spend at least 20 years in jail.

Tarik Hassane and Suhaib Majeed, both aged 22, planned to shoot soldiers at an army base in west London or officers at a nearby police station using a pistol fitted with a silencer fired from a moped. Police said civilians could also have been killed. Judge Justice Alan Wilkie said it was “shocking, tragic and deplorable” that two young British men “should be so influenced by the bloodthirsty version of Islam, presented by ISIS (Islamic State, IS) and other similarly minded groups, (that they) decided to take up arms against fellow British citizens”.

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