London on standby for multiple #TERROR strikes #ISIS #ISLAM #MUSLIM #CAIR
Tim Shipman and Bojan Pancevski Published: 19 March 2016
There are fears terrorists returning from Syria might mount Paris-style attacks (Dan Kitwood)
POLICE and special forces troops have been told to prepare for up to 10 simultaneous terror attacks on the streets of London.
The National Crime Agency has been ordered to make a crackdown on firearms a priority amid fears of a Paris-style attack by terrorists returning from Syria.
A minister familiar with the proposals said: “We used to plan for three simultaneous attacks but Paris has shown that you need to be ready for more than that. We are ready if someone tries with seven, eight, nine, ten.”
Army regiments outside London are also on standby to help the SAS and Metropolitan police in the event of a multiple target attack.
The army’s counterterrorist bomb disposal unit is also building a team at Didcot barracks in Oxfordshire to combat a chemical or biological “dirty bomb”. A recent SAS training exercise involved tackling improvised explosive devices laced with weapons of mass