Four suspects arrested by British terror cops last week are believed to have been targeting shopping centers during one of their busiest times of year.
The security sources told the Independent they believe at least one or more shopping centres were targets.
Another source also revealed the alleged British terror cell may have had links to the Berlin Christmas market attacker.
Four men, aged 22, 27, 35 and 36 from Derby, another 27-year-old man from Burton and a woman, 32, from London, were arrested on December 12 following an investigation by the North East counter terrorism unit.
Two of the men, aged 22 and 27 and from Derby were released without charge on Thursday – but the other four remain in custody.
US officials believe one suspect may have been in contact with twisted ISIS chief Abu Sulayman al-Firansi – who is responsible for the death cult’s “external operations” in Europe.
Europe has been in on high alert after it was revealed a senior ISIS figure called on jihadis to target Christmas celebrations
Anti-terror cops have been deployed across Britain amid fears of Berlin-style Christmas market attack.
Source: /Daily Star