British official warns of 'enormous and spectacular' ISIS attack in UK

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British Official Warns of 'Enormous and Spectacular' ISIS Attack in UK

A British police official has warned of an "enormous and spectacular" ISIS attack against the U.K. as the terrorist group attempts to carry out more international attacks.

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Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley made the comment at a media briefing.
He said ISIS was gearing up to go after Western lifestyle rather than just police and military.

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In this Nov. 17, 2015 picture people enjoy dinner at 'Iguana Cafe' close to one of the spots of Friday's attacks in Paris. Parisians are returning to cafes, bars and restaurants, determined that the Nov. 13 attacks won't alter the city's way of life. President Francois Hollande has told his compatriots that 'life must resumed in full,' asking: 'What would our country be without its cafes?'(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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In this Nov. 17, 2015 picture people enjoy dinner at 'Charonne Cafe' close to one of the spots of Friday's attacks in Paris. Parisians are returning to cafes, bars and restaurants, determined that the Nov. 13 attacks won't alter the city's way of life. President Francois Hollande has told his compatriots that 'life must resumed in full,' asking: 'What would our country be without its cafes?'(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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In this Nov. 17, 2015 picture people enjoy dinner at 'Chez Gladines' close to one of the spots of Friday's attacks in Paris. Parisians are returning to cafes, bars and restaurants, determined that the Nov. 13 attacks won't alter the city's way of life. President Francois Hollande has told his compatriots that 'life must resumed in full,' asking: 'What would our country be without its cafes?'(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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In this Nov. 17, 2015 picture a woman enjoy dinner at 'Pizza, pour emporter' close to one of the spots of Friday's attacks in Paris. Parisians are returning to cafes, bars and restaurants, determined that the Nov. 13 attacks won't alter the city's way of life. President Francois Hollande has told his compatriots that 'life must resumed in full,' asking: 'What would our country be without its cafes?'(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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He's not saying a Paris-style attack in the U.K. is imminent, just that it's an attack style ISIS seems to be hoping to recreate.

European officials have previously warned of an ISIS attack in the U.K.

A February count by the BBC put the number of British nationals who've traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight with jihadist organizations at around 700.

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