Islamic State planning ‘large scale’ attacks in Europe, warns Europol

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2016 00:04 IST
The Europol police agency has warned of more “large-scale terrorist attacks” in Europe by the Islamic State. (REUTERS File)

France and Britain on Monday dismissed a video released by the Islamic State group showing militants who carried out the November Paris attacks training and committing atrocities in what is likely Iraq or Syria.

However, the Europol police agency warned that the extremist group was planning more “large-scale terrorist attacks” in Europe, with analysts saying the footage showed there was a high level of co-ordination and planning behind the Paris attack.

Two months after IS gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Paris nightspots, killing 130 people, the group published a 17-minute video showing four Belgians, three French citizens and two Iraqis all of whom took part in the assault and either died on the night, or in a subsequent police raid days later.

Entitled “Kill wherever you find them”, the video shows nine men delivering final messages inciting lone-wolf attacks and, in particular, threatening Britain.

Seven are shown outdoors behind victims who are later decapitated or shot, while another is seen carrying out target practice. Purported ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the only one speaking inside a room.

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