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Britain faces worst terror threat since Sept. 11, report says

The threat of homegrown terrorists attacking Britain is greater now than any time since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing a leaked intelligence document. More than 2,000 British-based Islamic terrorists are believed to be plotting attacks, according to a government threat assessment prepared this month.

 

"The scale of al-Qaeda's ambitions towards attacking the UK and the number of UK extremists prepared to participate in attacks are even greater than we previously judged," the newspaper quoted the document as saying. (AP)