UK Terrorism assessment following Tunisia attack
The 26 June attack against a beach resort near Sousse, Tunisia, has raised renewed concerns over the risks of another successful attack in the UK. The targeting of Western nationals in Tunisia, with 30 of the 38 fatalities confirmed as UK citizens, demonstrates the Islamist extremist threat to the UK. UK officials suggest the deliberate targeting of UK nationals is evidence of a wider terrorism threat. Following a COBRA meeting on 29 June, Prime Minister David Cameron stated the threat to the UK remains severe and is likely to remain so for “many months”. G4S Risk Consulting examines the current threat and what the short-term implications are for UK businesses following the Tunisia attack.