[Ed. – Not good — if not surprising either.]
MI5 has intercepted internet “chatter” between the terrorists who brought carnage to the French capital, British militants and Islamic State commanders in Syria.
They suspect the explosive vests, loaded with hundreds of ball bearings and described by French authorities as the most sophisticated they have seen, were constructed using UK technical know-how. …
All Army and police bomb disposal teams in the UK have been placed on high alert as a result. …
British spies believe Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian mastermind behind the Paris attacks who was killed by police last week, worked closely with terrorists from London, Birmingham and Bradford while in Syria.
IS militants from the UK are thought to have had a hand in either making the explosive vests or supplying plans on how to do so to European terror cells.
The vests worn by the seven Paris attackers were packed tightly with ball bearings of various sizes and were designed to “maim and shred” anyone within 30 yards of the blast.