ISIS cell involved in London Bridge attack last June had scouted possible targets in Ireland, it has emerged – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

ISIS cell involved in London Bridge attack last June had scouted possible targets in Ireland, it has emerged

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The ISIS-affiliated cell that carried out the June 3 atrocity in London Bridge had reportedly scouted out possible targets for a terrorist attack in Ireland.

According to the Sunday Independent, two of the operatives involved in the London incident, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, had identified a number of possible locations across the country.

The two, now deceased after being shot dead by police in London, eventually decided that Ireland would be better used as a ‘logistics’ base for their operations.

Ireland has long been seen as an easy point of entry for terrorists into the UK, and as such, the country remains as a ‘security concern’ for overseas agencies.

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