LONDON (Reuters) – Police and intelligence companies have disrupted 31 plots to assault Britain in the final 4 years, Ken McCallum, director normal of the MI5 home intelligence company, mentioned on Friday.
The majority of plots have been from Islamist extremists, however a rising quantity are organised far-proper teams, he mentioned.
“Even throughout the pandemic interval, we now have all been enduring for many of the final two years, we now have needed to disrupt six late-stage assault plots,” McCallum instructed the BBC.
“So the terrorist risk to the UK, I’m sorry to say, is an actual and enduring factor.”
(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; modifying by James Davey)
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