Paris: The Islamic State has issued chilling threat to attack Christmas markets in the Britain, France and Germany in pictures circulated among supporters.
The jihadis have circulated images on messaging apps including one in which a black-clad hooded figure is seen standing over a kneeling Santa Claus with an image of Regent Street in the background.
A message in English, French, and German says ‘Soon on your holidays’ with the clear implication that London can expect a terrorist attack over the holiday season. There are reports the target may have been a Christmas market in the north western town of Essen on December 19, but this has not been confirmed by authorities.
The Foreign Office has issued advice for travellers planning attend the seasonal events across Europe this year.