UK terror alert downgraded to "Severe"

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

The British terror alert has been downgraded from "Critical" to "Severe" MI5 is reporting. The "Severe"-level became active at midnight BST. The terror alert was raised to "Critical" after an alleged terror plot was foiled which involved blowing up at least a dozen planes from the United Kingdom to the United States in flight. The plot could have resulted in around 5000 deaths.