Added by David Sandercock on September 30, 2010
Terrorist attacks in Britain, France and Germany, planned in Pakistan, have been foiled by intelligence services.
This was announced on Tuesday by the British television station Sky News.
Simultaneous attacks were planned in British ,French and German cities, said the station, adding that the plan was in an advanced stage, but the attacks were not imminent.
Activists in Pakistan, who planned the terrorist attacks ,were under surveillance for some time said Sky News. According to the news channel, the operation has a possible link with al-Qaida and probably the Taliban, who is aiming its attacks aginst Europe.
It was the most serious project planned by al-Qaida in recent years, developed by network leaders and refugees in Pakistan’s tribal regions.
According to intelligence sources quoted by Sky, the following attacks would be similar to those committed in Bombay, India, in November 2008 when an Islamist commando attacked multiple targets, which included hotels in India’s economic capital , where 163 people were killed.
Planning such attacks in Europe was revealed by the cooperation between British intelligence, French, German and American.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, said last Wednesday before the Senate, that Western countries were threatened by an active “growing” of extremist Islamist groups.