AN URGENT manhunt has been launched after six terror suspects on a “mission to target the Government” sneaked into the UK on small boats.
Security sources said they all have links to Islamist groups – and are believed to be backed by Iran.
The cell’s mission is not thought to be linked to the ongoing war in Gaza.
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“Although they arrived without identification, we believe all are now in possession of false documents.
“They plan to commit an act which embarrasses the Government.
“This could mean damaging a building or even a close-proximity cyber attack, though we do not anticipate this is a mass-casualty event.”
Spooks are tracking the movements of three of the fugitives – but the other three have reportedly disappeared with the help of fake ID documents.
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The known suspects are reportedly being kept under surveillance in the hope they will lead security services to the other members of the alleged terror cell.
Anti-terror chiefs are also understood to believe that they could face a lengthy legal battle if they try to remove the suspects.
Around 25 terror suspects have reportedly entered the UK illegally this year.