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Christmas Terror Attack Likely, Britain Home Secretary Warns

1:51 PM, Dec 10, 2006   |    comments
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LONDON (AP) -- A top British security official warned that the threat of a terrorist attack during the coming holiday period is "very high" in Britain. Speaking on a Sunday TV show, Home Secretary John Reid gave no details of any specific plots. But he said British investigators are aware of a number of conspiracies, possibly as many as 30. Britain's threat status has remained at its second-highest level since August. That's when an alleged plot was uncovered targeting U.S.-bound planes. Reid said he doesn't believe a terrorist attack is inevitable. But he cautions that terrorists only have to "get through" once. British security forces, therefore, have to be successful every time to prevent an attack.

The Associated Press

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