- BY Mark Trevor
Reyaad Khan from Cardiff died in August when the RAF blew up the car he was travelling in after his phone signal gave him away
A British jihadi killed in an RAF drone strike was plotting a Paris-style attack in London, it has been reported.
Reyaad Khan was in the middle of planning an attack on the British capital when he was killed by the RAF in Syria at the end of August, according to The Sunday Express.
The strike was part of an operation personally sanctioned by Prime Minister David Cameron in an apparent act of “self-defence”, which was considered the only way to prevent terror attacks on British soil.
A security source told the Express: “Two foiled plots he was said to be involved in were the attempted attack on a VJ Day parade on August 15 and a coordinated shooting spree on the streets of Britain, most likely London.
“In the first attack he hoped to murder Royals and VIPs while the latter plan was based on the Charlie Hebdo massacre. An IS sleeper cell, armed with high-velocity rifles, was to attack various targets and kill as many people as possible but the plans were severely disrupted following his death.”
The straight-A student, who had dreamed of becoming Britain’s first Asian Prime Minister before he was radicalised, was killed alongside Ruhul Amin, 26, from Aberdeen.
Khan, 21, was discovered after his phone signal was tracked.
The pair were being monitored by MI6 officers on the ground, with information fed back to GCHQ.
It was found that Khan was a bridge between Islamic State and its supporters in Britain.