(From Mirror UK)Four suspected terrorists have been charged with plotting to gun down British soldiers and police officers in the street.

The men allegedly planned to use a moped and a handgun with a silencer after swearing allegiance to extremist terror group Islamic State.

Detailed charges include the claim they carried out “hostile reconnaissance” of a police station and Territorial Army barracks in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, using Google Street View.

They are also said to have set up methods of secret communications, entered into covert discussions and used code words for money and firearms.

Prosecutor Mark Dawson told Westminster magistrates court: “The men are charged with plotting an extreme act of terror to shoot and kill police officers and soldiers in the streets of London.”

Police van takes men charged with offences under the Terrorism Act

Dressed in grey sweatshirts, the British men spoke only to confirm their names and addresses during the hearing.

They were flanked in the dock by 10 plain-clothed police officers, most of whom were wearing stab-proof vests, and four uniformed dock officers.

Mr Dawson said the 21 details within the terror charge relate to the gang of four, but different items related to different gang members. They include downloading a fatwa, or Islamic ruling, issued by IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani.

The men allegedly viewed and retained an Instagram image of two police officers and two community support officers.

It is alleged the gang plotted to commit an act of terrorism between July 8 and October 7 this year, when they were arrested in a series of raids in London.

Tarik Hassane, 21

Tarik Hassane, 21, Suhaib Majeed, 20, Nyall Hamlett, 24, and Momen Motasim, 21, arrived at court under heavy police protection including a helicopter, two vans and several marked cars.

A fifth man, Nathan Cuffy, 25, appeared facing firearms offences. A 19-year-old woman also arrested during the police raids has been released on bail until next week, pending further inquiries.

District Judge Emma Arbuthnot adjourned proceedings to allow the men to see defence barristers.

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