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#London police chief warns terror attack a case of 'when, not if'

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain cannot be fully protected against terrorism and an attack similar to those seen recently in mainland Europe is a question of "when, not if",London's police chief said on Sunday (July 31). The warning by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe reflects Britain's current "severe" threat level for international terrorism and follows a string of attacks in Germany and France, some of which have been linked to Islamic militants. Hogan-Howe acknowledged that people in Britain were becoming increasingly worried they could be next. "I feel and understand that fear, and as the police officer in charge of preventing such an attack, know that you want me to reassure you. I am afraid I cannot do that entirely," he said in a blog posted online on Sunday and printed in the Mail on Sunday newspaper. "Our threat level has been at "severe" for two yea...

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