British prime Minister, David Cameron, may have been the target of a possible assassination attempt while visiting British troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Cameron was scheduled to make an appearance via helicopter flight to a base in the Helmand province of Afghanistan when officials from the military intercepted chatter between insurgents which called for a planned attack on the helicopter.
Military officials said they intercepted two calls from insurgents believed to be tied to Al Queda, the first call spoke in very vague terms of an attack and was dismissed as “routine chatter”.
The second call however set off immediate alarm bells, in that call the insurgents spoke in very specific terms in regards to attacking Mr. Cameron’s helicopter even though the Prime Minister’s appearance had not been publicly known outside of his top aids and military advisers.
The commanding officer called for the immediate diversion of the helicopter after he felt the visit would be too risky for the Prime Minister. David Cameron was not made aware of the incident until he landed at another undisclosed location to eat barbecue with troops.