MORE than 1,600 people in the UK are suspected of “actively” planning terror attacks, the head of MI5 claimed yesterday.Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said the Security Service was currently dealing with up to 30 alleged “mass casualty” terror plots against British targets in the UK and abroad.
She said MI5 and the police were tackling 200 groups or networks totalling more than 1,600 identified individuals in the UK who were “actively engaged in plotting or facilitating terrorist acts”.
Dame Eliza’s assessment came in her first public speech since the 7 July terror attacks last year, to an audience of academics.
“Today we see the use of home-made improvised explosive devices, but I suggest tomorrow’s threat will include the use of chemicals, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology,” she said.
Dame Eliza told her audience that MI5’s caseload of UK-based terror sympathisers – many of them British citizens – had increased by 80 per cent since January.
She voiced concern that many of those involved were young men and teenagers as young as 16, who were being radicalised by friends and by material on the internet. – scotsman
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