Friday, October 30, 2015
MI5: Islamic State terror group is planning a massive attack in the United Kingdom.
MI5: Islamic State terror group is planning a massive attack in the United Kingdom. (TOI).
The Islamic State terror group is planning a massive attack in the United Kingdom, and the current level of threat posed by its homegrown members is the highest in over 30 years, according to the head of Britain’s domestic security service.
At an annual defense and security conference, MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker said that over the past 12 months, his agency has thwarted six IS terror plots in Britain and seven abroad.
“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,” he said, using another acronym for the terror group.
“On top of that, in a range of attacks in Europe and elsewhere, this year we have seen greater ambition for mass casualty attacks. All of this means that the threat we are facing today is on a scale and at a tempo that I have not seen before in my career,” added Parker, who has been in intelligence for 32 years. Read the full story here.