Brit special forces goes undercover to asses Mumbai-style attack during 2012 Olympics

April 10th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 10 (ANI): British Army’s special forces undercover soldiers are scouting major shopping centres in London to assess the capital’s vulnerability to a Mumbai-style attack during the 2012 Olympics.

A terror attack is highly likely, according to the British Government’s Olympic security strategy released last month

The vulnerability of shopping centres to terror threats is echoed in a report published this week warning that Islamic extremists are “highly likely” to mount terror attacks at the games next year.

Two Special Air Service men suspected of leaking details of the classified counter-terror operation have been arrested on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act, The Independent quoted security sources, as saying.

The men, who have not been named, are in their 30s and have been bailed until next month.

It is understood that they are alleged to have been in the process of passing details of the operation to a British broadcaster.

A report is being drawn up for the Crown Prosecution Service, which will decide whether they will face criminal charges.

Confirmation of the arrests, which took place last month, emerged yesterday, and Whitehall officials described the allegations as “very serious”.

A spokesman for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) claimed the report contains “suppositions” and “inaccuracies which the police service and our partners would question”. (ANI)

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