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Britain Plans London Terror 'Catastrophe' Exercise

Britain announced plans on Monday to simulate a “catastrophic incident” in London as part of intensified contingency preparations for any terror attack. Home Secretary David Blunkett said the exercise would take place soon but gave no date. Last month, Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a warning that groups such as al Qaeda will try to attack Britain for its staunch support of the United States. Security services have made several arrests in a series of counter-terrorism swoops in recent months, with the pace quickening after the discovery of traces of the lethal poison ricin in a flat in north London. “Future planned exercises will cover a catastrophic incident in central London, disruption to the national gas supply and flood defenses,” Blunkett said in a statement. “The program is expected to cover 11 key capabilities such as mass evacuation and decontamination,” he added. Full Story

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