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Police fear terrorists using UK black market to buy weapons for Paris-style gun attack

Police fear terrorists using UK black market to buy weapons for Paris-style gun attack

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
01/11/2016
Sharia Watch

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Police have revealed half of extremist terror plots foiled by British police in the past two years have involved a plan to buy guns, amid a surge in gun seizures in the UK.

The revelations have prompted fears that links between street gangs and terrorists could give extremists access to weapons and risk the type of mass shootings most recently seen in the Paris attacks.

At least 10 terrorist attacks have been foiled by British security services and police in the past two years, five of which have involved guns.