Three-quarters of all UK terror plots originate from Pakistan: Report

April 10th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.10 (ANI): Following the 9/11 incident the world saw Afghanistan as the hub of worldwide terrorism, but now the focus has shifted to Pakistan which experts believe is the origin of three-quarters of all terror plots.

A report in The Telegraph states that at least three out of every four terror plots in Britain, which are being probed now, have Pakistani roots.

The report also mentions that out of four men who were involved in the July 2005 London serial bomb blasts, three were trained in Pakistan.

They received military as well as religious training in the country.

Mohammed Siddique Khan, who headed the London bombing plot had visited Pakistan several times, his video captured by CCTV cameras at the Karachi Airport in 2004 is a testimony to the fact.

What is more worrying for the authorities is that about 4,000 young British Muslims have been trained in terrorist camps based in Pakistan, and with an estimated 400,000 British citizens visiting Pakistan each year, the danger of many being radicalized by the outlawed groups increases manifold.

There is an urgent need for British authorities to make the visa application process stringent, so that the extremists do not take advantage of the loopholes. (ANI)

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