Europe faces greatest jihadist threat: Europol

The head of Europe’s police organization Europol said on Tuesday the continent was facing its greatest security threat in more than a decade.

he head of Europe’s police organization Europol said on Tuesday the continent was facing its greatest security threat in more than a decade, according to Reuters news agency.

“It is certainly the most serious terrorist threat Europe has faced since 9/11,” Europol Director Rob Wainwright told a British parliamentary committee, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

Wainwright echoed warnings from spy chiefs and some political leaders in the wake of last week’s deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Paris that European security agencies faced a “capability gap” which could leave their countries at risk.
 
 
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