UK raises terror alert due to Irish dissidents
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 00:14
London: Britain has raised its terror alert from Irish dissidents, saying the threat has risen to a point where an attack on mainland Britain is "a strong possibility."

The Home Office says the change was made Friday from "moderate" to "substantial" the middle rung on the government's five-point threat scale.

The threat from international terrorism, which is ranked on a separate scale, stands at "severe," meaning an attack is considered highly likely.

The highest level is "critical" meaning an attack is imminent. The government has never before released the threat assessment of Irish groups.


First Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 00:14

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