Al-Qaeda Grooming Muslims for Mumbai-style UK Attack

Targeting Terrorism

Targeting Terrorism

Young British Muslims are being groomed by Al-Qaida for a Mumbai-style attack on targets in Britain, the country's spy agency has warned.

Britain’s internal intelligence agency MI5 has warned that a new generation of British extremists is being radicalized by Middle East-based Anwar al-Awlaki, who recruited the Detroit plane bomber.

They are concerned that Awlaki’s followers could unleash a wave of easily planned guerrilla-style terrorist attacks similar to the massacre in Mumbai, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Such small-scale attacks could be carried out cheaply by individuals with little terrorist training and without the need for the support of a large organization, it said.

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