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MI5 Boss Warns of Afghanistan ‘Morale Boost’ for Extremists

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban is likely to have "emboldened" U.K. terrorists, the director general of MI5 has warned.

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban is likely to have “emboldened” U.K. terrorists, the director general of MI5 has warned.

Ken McCallum told the BBC that while the terror threat would not change overnight, there could be a “morale boost” for extremists.

The UK has to be “vigilant” for a rise in “inspired terrorism”, he said. A total of 31 late-stage attack plots have been foiled in the U.K. in the past four years, said Mr McCallum. That includes six during the pandemic period alone, he added. While they were largely Islamic extremist plots, there were also a “growing number” of attacks planned by extreme right-wing terrorists.

Read the full story at the BBC

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