British intelligence warns of terrorism risk after events in Afghanistan

British intelligence warns of terrorism risk after developments in Afghanistan - Photo 1.

Taliban stand guard at Kabul airport, after the West withdrew from Afghanistan – Photo: SKY NEWS

Speaking on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 events in the US, Mr. Ken McCallum said MI5 had dismantled 6 terrorist plots in “final stage” during the past 18 months and 31 plots in 4 years. via.

“They are mainly coming from the terrorist plots of Islamism but there are also increasingly conspiracies from right-wing terrorists,” Mr McCallum told the BBC.

The head of MI5 said that Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center in the US on September 11, 2001 inspired online extremism.

He added that “certainly the events in Afghanistan will shock and encourage some of those extremists”.

The terror threat in the UK is rated at “significant” – the third highest on a five-point scale, meaning “likely” an attack.

Previously, on August 13, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also warned of the risk of terrorism before the anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

The US is facing increasingly complex threats from anti-government and racist extremists.


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