Britain downgrades terror threat level
Britain today downgraded its security threat level.Updated: Aug 14, 2006 08:16 IST
Britain on Monday downgraded its security threat level from "critical" to "severe", the domestic intelligence service MI-5 said.
The government raised the threat level to "critical" - the highest of five levels - on Thursday before arresting 24 people who were allegedly plotting to blow up US-bound passenger jets.
The threat level had been held at "severe" for about a year, after the tight security that immediately followed the July 7, 2005 attacks on London's transport network had been relaxed.
First Published: Aug 14, 2006 08:16 IST