UK Raises Threat Level to 'Critical'

تم نشره في Wed 24 May / May 2017. 12:00 AM
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LONDON — One day after a bombing claimed at least 22 lives at a concert venue in Manchester, UK, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the U.K. is raising its terror threat level.

The move, declared Tuesday evening, means members of the British military will be deployed throughout the country to supplement its police forces.

"It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," May said. "It is now concluded, on the basis of today's investigations, that the threat level should be increased for the time being from 'severe' to 'critical.' " She added: "This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that an attack may be imminent.