British law enforcement agencies broke up a terror plot similar to that of the Kenya Westgate mall, CBS News reported Monday.
Police detained four men between the ages of 25 and 29 with roots in Turkey, Pakistan, Algeria, and Azerbaijan in London on Sunday during an intelligence raid.
A British security official said the men were planning a shooting spree akin to the Westgate attack in Nairobi, in which at least 67 people died.
The official – who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media on the record – said it was not clear how advanced the planning was but that any attack was not imminent. […]
The force confirmed that the London police firearms unit took part in the arrests. British police rarely carry weapons and their involvement suggested concern that men might have been armed.