British security chief warns of Christmas terror

It is highly likely that terrorists will attempt to mount an attack in Britain over the holiday period, the country's top law and order official said Sunday. Home Secretary John Reid said the threat of an attack in Britain remained severe, but gave no details of any possible plots. "The threat in this country is very high indeed," Reid told the television program GMTV Sunday. "We know that the number of conspiracies of a major type are in the tens, 30 or round about that."