'Physical and ideological terrorism pipeline' links Pakistan with Britain

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London, Oct.28 (ANI): A report published by a US think-tank, Heritage Foundation, has described Pakistan as the centre of all terror plots hatched against Britain and said there exists 'a physical and ideological terrorism pipeline' between both the countries.

"More than a quarter of those convicted of terrorism in the United Kingdom trained or tried to train in Pakistan or Afghanistan," the report said.

The report, which was based on data examining the 'major Islamist terror plots in Britain', said that homegrown terrorism was a serious issue, which should be dealt with utmost concern.

The report, prepared by Ted Bromund and Morgan Roach, revealed that 19 out of the 87 individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had families in Pakistan.

"At least one was a Pakistani citizen and 61 were affiliated with Al Qaeda," The BBC quoted the report, as saying.

Both Bromund and Roach stressed on the need of destroying this 'terror pipeline' between Pakistan and Britain before the situation goes out of control.

"Breaking that pipeline is just as important as, but far more difficult than, ending the flow of trained men from Pakistan into Britain," they opined. (ANI)

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