Speaking in Parliament, British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed there have been at least six serious attacks planned against member states of the European Union by the self-declared Islamic State, reports The Express.
Making a statement to the house on his visit to the NATO conference, Cameron said: “The point I would make even today to the British people is: be in no doubt about the threat that so-called Islamic State poses to us. We have already seen something like six planned attacks in the countries of the European Union from [ISIS], including of course that appalling attack in the Brussels Jewish museum, where innocent people were killed. That flows directly from this organisation.”
Although it is not known what form the planned attacks would have taken, which countries were targeted or at what stage they were foiled, it is likely the information will have come to light during conversations with other heads of state during the NATO meeting. Although European nations engage in information sharing on matters of security and counter-terrorism, the world’s closest intelligence sharing network is between the UK, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The admission by the Prime Minister that attacks have already been intercepted by security services comes some three months after the European Union counter-terrorism coordinator warned ISIS was training fighters specifically to wage war against Europe.