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Terror Attack in Northern Ireland ‘Highly Likely,’ UK Says

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Chris Heaton-Harris

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The UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, increased the terror threat level in Northern Ireland from substantial to “severe,” meaning an attack is deemed to be “highly likely” just as US President Joe Biden plans a visit to the region.

“The public should remain vigilant, but not be alarmed, and continue to report any concerns they have to the Police Service of Northern Ireland,” Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said in a statement to Parliament.