MI5 director general said the threat of terrorism in the UK remains “real and enduring”
Thirty-one late-stage attack plots were disrupted over the past four years by intelligence officers, the director general of the MI5 has said.
MI5 director general Ken McCallum said that the threat of terrorism in the UK remains “a real and enduring thing”.
他加了: “We do face a consistent global struggle to defeat extremism and to guard against terrorism – this is real problem.”
He told the BBC’s 今天 programme on Friday: “In the last four years, working with the police, my organisation has disrupted 31 late-stage attack plots in Great Britain.
“That number includes mainly Islamist attack plots but also a growing number of attack plots from right wing terrorists.”
Mr McCallum said that the threats had not been diminished by the coronavirus pandemic.
He revealed that “even during the pandemic period, which we have all been enduring for the past two years, we have had to disrupt six late-stage attack plots.
“所以, the terrorist threat to the UK, I am sorry to say, is a real and enduring thing.”
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