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British authorities have intensified security at various key installations after new Al-Qaeda leader Saif al-Adel promised devastating terror attacks across London to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.
Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan confirmed the newly appointed caretaker boss' big plans for London. He said that Al-Adel sees the United Kingdom as Europe's backbone and hence urged Islamic extremists to crush London.
Saif Al-Adel, 59, has been one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists for the past 10 years. He is a former Egyptian special forces' soldier and participated in the Russia-Afghanistan war in the 1980s.
To counter the terrorist attack threat, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said that the British Transport Police were planning to allow 100 of its 2,900 officers to carry firearms on London's trains, stations and urban metros for the first time. The announcement in this regard is expected later this week.
Security officers do not rule out the possibility of a Mumbai-style attack, which rocked main railway stations and hotels of the Indian financial capital in November 2008. More than 200 people died, mostly foreigners.