An Islamic State terror attack on soldiers in their barracks in Britain is believed to be so likely, ‘It’s not a question of if, but when’, a security specialist warned today.
Threat expert Will Geddes said that reports of up to three Isis terror cells planning attacks on troops were ‘highly likely’, adding: ‘I think three is probably a conservative figure’.
And he said that a second threat was the high likelihood of a ‘lone wolf’ terror attack here, similar to those that killed two soldiers in Canada this week.
‘Unlike the Al Qaeda-style “big spectaculars” such as 9/11, 7/7, and the Madrid bombings, the threat from Isis is a much more low-level, under the radar, visceral type of terrorism, often involving just one or two lone wolves operating alone,’ he told MailOnline.
An attack on soldiers in Britain is so likely, ‘it’s not a question of if but when’, a terror expert said today, in the wake of the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, left, by Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 26, in Canada
Mr Geddes, of security and counter terrorism firm International Corporate Protection, spoke after Whitehall sources reportedly said they had discovered Isis terror cells carrying out surveillance on four barracks across the country.
The worrying intelligence suggested an attack on British troops and their families – similar to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in May last year – might be imminent.
Mr Geddes said: ‘Sadly it’s not a question of if, but when. I certainly think we will see something.’