Britain has raised its security level to "critical", its highest level, after a burning car was crashed into Glasgow airport in Scotland.Terrorists were also busy in London yesterday --
The police have arrested two men in connection with Saturday's events and linked the attack with two car bombs discovered and defused in London a day earlier.
"I can confirm that we believe the incident at Glasgow airport is linked to the events in London yesterday," Willie Rae, Strathclyde Police Chief Constable, told reporters.More....
"There are clearly similarities and we can confirm that this is being treated as a terrorist incident."
After the first bomb, British police then found a second bomb in the same area.....
British police say they have defused a "potentially viable explosive device" in an abandoned car in central London.
Nazanine Moshiri, Al Jazeera's correspondent said police confirmed that nails and 200 litres of fuel were found inside a Mercedes Benz outside a nightclub near Piccadilly Circus.
Peter Clarke, Britain's anti-terror police chief, said the explosives were powerful enough to have caused "significant injury or loss of life," possibly killing hundreds.
Jacqui Smith, the UK's new interior minister, called an emergency meeting of officials, calling the attempted attack "international terrorism."
"We are currently facing the most serious and sustained threat to our security from international terrorism," she said. More....
Peter Clarke, Britain's head of counter terrorism, said the second car found on Friday contained nails and canisters of petrol - the same materials found in the first
"These vehicles are clearly linked," Clarke told reporters at a press conference.
He called the discovery "obviously troubling" and said that both had been set to explode in London's entertainment district.
The second "bomb" was discovered in a Mercedes that had been parked illegally in London's West End and towed to an impound lot near Hyde Park. More....