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A mother and daughter accused of forming the first all-female Islamist hit squad to carry out a Westminster knife rampage have appeared in court.

Mina Dich, 43, her daughter Rizlaine Boular, 21, plotted ‘to murder a person or persons unknown’, it is claimed.

The two women and a third, Khawla Barghouthi, 20, are each charged with one count of engaging in the preparation of a terrorist act and one count of conspiracy to murder between 11 and 28 April.

Rizlaine Boular, 21, her mother Mina Dich, 43, and 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi appeared at the Old Bailey as they face terror charges. They are seen here at Westminster Magistrates Court in May

Rizlaine Boular, 21, her mother Mina Dich, 43, and 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi appeared at the Old Bailey as they face terror charges. They are seen here at Westminster Magistrates Court in May

Rizlaine Boular, 21, her mother Mina Dich, 43, and 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi appeared at the Old Bailey as they face terror charges. They are seen here at Westminster Magistrates Court in May

Boular was shot and wounded by armed police as the trio were arrested during a series of raids on 27 April.

Officers arrested the youngster and Barghouthi after firing CS gas into a house in Willesden, north west London, while Dich was detained in a separate raid in Kent.

Today, all three women appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Bronzefield. 

Officers arrested the youngster and Barghouthi after firing CS gas into a house in Willesden, north west London (pictured), while Dich was detained in a separate raid in Kent

Officers arrested the youngster and Barghouthi after firing CS gas into a house in Willesden, north west London (pictured), while Dich was detained in a separate raid in Kent

Officers arrested the youngster and Barghouthi after firing CS gas into a house in Willesden, north west London (pictured), while Dich was detained in a separate raid in Kent

Boular, who was charged after being treated for her injuries in hospital, and Dich were wearing traditional Muslim face veils covering their entire faces and raised their hands to identify themselves.

Barghouthi wore a hijab that did not cover her face.

Mr Justice Holroyde set a plea and trial preparation hearing for 23 October.

The three defendants are set to stand trial at the Old Bailey on 27 November.

Boular, of Clerkenwell, central London, Barghouthi, of Harlesden, north west London, and Dich, of Lambeth, south west London, were remanded in custody ahead of their trial.

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