Al Qaeda plotting massive deadly attacks on West, Britain’s MI5 chief says

January 9, 2015 4:36 PM

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Al Qaeda militants are planning an attack on the West, aimed at inflicting mass casualities on transport systems or at “iconic targets,” the head of Britain’s MI5 Security Service warned Thursday.

"A group of core al Qaeda terrorists in Syria is planning mass casualty attacks against the West," Director General Andrew Parker said in a rare public speech to a select group at MI5 headquarters in London, Reuters reported. The last time Parker made a public speech was in October 2013.

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