Islamic State Planning Mass Attack on Britain, Warns Head of MI5

(Telegraph-UK) Ben Farmer - Islamic State terrorists are planning mass casualty attacks in Britain, the head of the MI5 security agency, Andrew Parker, has warned. He said the current level of threat was the highest he had seen in 32 years. In the past 12 months his agency has thwarted six terror plots in the UK and another seven abroad. He said: "More than 750 extremists from this country have travelled to Syria, and the growth in the threat shows no sign of abating. We are seeing plots against the UK directed by terrorists in Syria; enabled through contacts with terrorists in Syria; and inspired online by ISIL's sophisticated exploitation of technology." Moreover, Britons are being rapidly radicalized online and then encouraged to carry out deadly attacks. "On top of that...this year we have seen greater ambition for mass casualty attacks."

2015-10-30 00:00:00

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