ISIS terror threat to Channel ferries: Security fears over jihadists boarding UK-bound ship and executing passengers
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Heavily armed troops and police have been drafted in to French ports to prevent an Islamic State terror attack on a UK-bound ferry.
Dozens of reinforcements have been moved to Calais after intelligence warnings that ferries sailing to Britain are at heightened risk of an IS atrocity.
EU and British spy services are desperate to predict where terrorists might strike next, following outrages including the Nice lorry attack which killed 84 and the execution of a priest at a church altar.
A senior UK security source said: “The presence of the police and soldiers near Calais is very alarming – there’s nothing routine about it.
“Apparently they are at a high state of alert because there is a fear of jihadists getting on to a ferry headed for Britain and executing people on the ship.
“It is also possible that ISIS may have been told security has in the past been reasonably lax so they believe they can get terrorists into Britain via a ferry.”