Ben Wallace, the UK security minister, expressed his concerns about a possible chemical attack by Daesh militants in the UK in a interview he gave in Sunday Times. – Vasilis Chronopoulos.

Islamic State militants have aspirations to launch mass-casualty chemical attacks on targets in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, the British security minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

Ben Wallace also said British authorities feared that as the militant group was driven out of strongholds in the Middle East such as the Iraqi city of Mosul, Britons fighting for the group would return home and pose a growing domestic threat.

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