Woman shot by police in terror raid charged with murder plot

Owen Stevens
May 12, 2017

The raid was conducted on April 27, at a home in north-west London, after the police got tips about the women being involved in some kind of terrorist activity.

The suspects have been identified as 21-year-old Rizlaine Boular, 43-year-old Mina Dich and 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi.

Dich, of St George's Wharf in south-west London, was arrested in Kent on the same day.

The latest alleged plot is unusual in that those charged are all women, and include a mother and daughter.

They are accused of conspiring to murder "a person or persons unknown" between April 11 and April 28, 2017 and with preparing acts of terrorism.

Ms Boular was arrested three days later after being discharged from hospital.

The trio appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, flanked by three policewomen and three suited officials.

Three other women who were arrested in north London as part of the same operation, including a 21-year-old who was shot during a police raid in Harlesden, have been charged with preparing a terrorist act.

Ms Boular and Ms Dich wore Islamic dress, including full-face veils, which were partially lifted to show their eyes at the request of chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot. Barghouthi was clad in a hijab.

They were remanded in custody ahead of a preliminary hearing on 19 May.

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