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Britain warns of risks of domestic terrorism

Jul 18, 2023

The British Home Office warns that the risk of domestic terrorism is growing in the country.

This was stated by British Interior Minister Suella Braverman, presenting the CONTEST anti-terrorism strategy, which was updated for the first time in five years, Sky News reports.

According to Braverman, Britain is now facing a domestic terrorist threat that is less predictable and harder to detect and investigate.

She also mentioned the ongoing and evolving threat from Islamist terrorist groups abroad and an operational environment in which technology continues to pose both opportunities and risks to our counterterrorism efforts.


That is why, according to the minister, the British government believes that the risk of terrorism is growing again.

The CONTEST strategy has been in place since 2003 and was last updated in 2018 after five terrorist attacks in 2017, including the Manchester Arena bombing during a concert and the London Bridge terrorist attack.

This year's review emphasizes that the main domestic terrorist threat comes from Islamist terrorism.

Author - Olena Madiak, 18/07/2023

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