Hatched in Pakistan. “Multi-Attack Terror Plot On European Cities,” by Alex Watts for Sky News Online, September 28 (thanks to Alan of England):
Intelligence agencies have intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on Britain and other European countries, according to Sky News sources.
Sky’s foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said militants based in Pakistan had been planning simultaneous strikes on London and major cities in France and Germany.
He said the plan was in the “advanced but not imminent stage” and the plotters had been tracked by spy agencies “for some time”.
Intelligence sources told Sky the planned attacks would have been similar to the commando-style raids carried out in Mumbai.
Then, Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba killed 166 people in a series of gun and grenade attacks in the Indian city.
The European plot was unearthed after intelligence sharing between London, France, Germany and the US.
It came as the Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated because of a bomb scare for the second time in two weeks….