Jihadis are plotting a devastating chemical weapons attack in Britain and could launch a chlorine bomb on London Underground, security chiefs warn.
Terror chiefs believe a devastating chemical weapons attack in Britain is now ‘more likely than not’
The chilling assessment follows the interception of ‘chatter’ between senior figures in Islamic State (IS).
The terror group has been inspired by the poisoning of former KGB agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, by Russian agents in March.
The London Underground is a popular form of transport that is used 24/7 by thousands of customers and constantly supported by staff, this means the installation of x-ray equipment to stop people from entering the London Underground with any potentially dangerous items, is even more necessary.
Security Minister Ben Wallace said: ‘I have consistently warned that a chemical attack in the UK is getting more likely. We have well-tested plans to respond to an attack and minimise the impact, should an incident occur.’
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