August 10, 2006

Britain says attack expected imminently

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain raised its security threat level
to "critical" on Thursday, which means it expects an attack
imminently, after a police said they had foiled a plot to blow
up aircraft.

The Home Office Web Site showed the rating had been raised
to "critical" from "severe" earlier on Thursday. Britain has a
five level rating for security threats, ranging from low to
critical, which is the highest level.