A 24-year-old man was charged by U.K. prosecutors with plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. soldiers on British soil.
Junead Ahmed Khan was also charged along with his uncle, Shazib Ahmed Khan, 22, with planning to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists, the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement Tuesday.
The two men have been in custody since they were arrested July 14, police said. They are scheduled to appear in a London court.
Prime Minister David Cameron wants the U.K. to play a bigger part in the fight to wipe out Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, he said in a Birmingham speech Monday.
Cameron, whose government is introducing new laws to counter extremism in the U.K., said there would be a review of how social integration can be enhanced to undermine efforts to radicalize young men and women around the country.
U.K. police have been arresting unprecedented numbers of Britons in a bid to stave off a domestic terrorist attack.
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