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Al-Qaeda is planning an attack on Britain, MI5 warns

by LLB Editor
9th Jan 15 9:05 am

Security has been stepped up in London

Britain may be the next target of a Paris-style terrorist attack, MI5 boss Andrew Parker has warned.

Parker warned that “crude and potentially deadly” plots from “lone wolf” extremists, similar to the one in Paris this week where 12 people were killed by al-Qaeda gunmen at Charlie Hebdo magazine, is on the rise.

The news comes as security has been increased at British stations and airports, including the Eurostar terminal at London’s St Pancras Station.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Al Qaeda could carry out a Mumbai-style attack or “hit-and-run attacks” using vehicles.

Speaking to members of the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) at MI5 headquarters, Thames House, Parker said: “We still face more complex and ambitious plots that follow the now sadly well-established approach of al-Qaeda and its imitators: attempts to cause large-scale loss of life, often by attacking transport systems or iconic targets.”

“Although we and our partners try our utmost, we know we cannot hope to stop everything,” he added.

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