A British Minister has claimed that ISIS are planning a chemical attack in the UK to inflict “mass casualty” rates on the public.
“The ambition of … Daesh (ISIS) is definitely mass-casualty attacks. They want to harm as many people as possible and terrorize as many people as possible,” Security Minister Ben Wallace emphasized in an interview published Sunday by the UK-based Sunday Times.
“They have no moral objection to using chemical weapons against populations, and if they could, they would in this country. The casualty figures that could be involved would be everybody’s worst fear,” the minister noted. “We have certainly seen reports of them using it in Syria and Iraq [and] we have certainly seen aspirations for it in Europe.”
“The risk of an ISIS chemical attack in Britain was noted last month by a Europol report, but this is the first time a minister has highlighted the threat,” the tabloid said.