Alex Watts, Sky News Online
Intelligence agencies have intercepted a terror plot to launch Mumbai-style attacks on London and other European cities, according to Sky News sources.
Sky’s foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said militants based in Pakistan were planning simultaneous attacks on London and other major British cities.
The group – thought to be linked to Al Qaeda – were then planning similar attacks in France and Germany.
He said the plot was in the “advanced but not imminent stage” and the plotters had been tracked by spy agencies for some time.
Intelligence sources said the planned attacks would have been similar to the commando-style raids carried out in Mumbai.