Al-Qaeda is resurgent and seeking to carry out new terrorist atrocities against airliners and airports, England’s security minister Ben Wallace warned over the weekend.
The Islamic terrorist group behind the hijacking and weaponizing of four airplanes in the September 11, 2001 attacks poses a growing threat that is keeping ministers “awake at night,” he told The Sunday Times.
Wallace said intelligence had revealed that al-Qaeda was developing technology to bring down passenger jets. Whitehall officials say that could include miniaturized bombs. Islamists have also plotted to use drones packed with explosives to blow up key targets.