Although not describing any of the details of the plot, CNN claims that a significant spike in the number of drone attacks against targets in Pakistan – some 20 in the past month – has been directly connected to the attempt to disrupt its implementation. This is more than double the monthly average of such strikes. The Herald Sun also reports that eight Algerians linked to the plot have also been arrested.
Sky’s full report is reproduced below:
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.