SECURITY chiefs fear Al-Qaeda terrorists trained as scuba divers could mount attacks against a royal review of the fleet being held to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.As I have said before, you don't have to sink a military ship to accomplish a terrorist mission. In fact, the diversion of time, money and personnel to preventing an unlikely threat is, in itself, a sort of a victory for terrorists...
A senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) police officer has disclosed that militants using techniques learnt in western diving schools to attack Royal Navy ships are considered the main threat to the event.
Officials fear Al-Qaeda divers could attach bombs to the hulls of the ships, detonate explosives strapped to their bodies in suicide attacks or even board vessels and kill some of those on board.
Hat tip: (belated) The Counterterrorism Blog.