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Bioterror or Nuclear Attack 'Only a Matter of Time,' British Spy Chief Says

Tuesday, 17 June 2003 12:00 AM

Eliza Manningham-Buller, chief of the British intelligence agency MI5, said: "We are faced with a realistic possibility of a form of unconventional attack that could include chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear, or CBRN."

She told today's London Telegraph "it is only a matter of time before a crude version of a CBRN is launched on a Western city."

Manningham-Butler said intelligence suggested "renegade scientists" had given terrorist groups the information they need to create such weapons and they would become more sophisticated.

Britain was put on its second-highest security alert last month. It would move to the top alert if there was specific intelligence about a time, place or target for an attack.

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