- Biological and chemical weapons
The Royal United Services Institute said it's easier for individuals or groups to carry out attacks using such weapons. It cites recent examples of nerve agent use such as the attempted murder of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury."
Investigators are still struggling to pin down the motive behind the Liverpool bombing," writes Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute. "The bomber’s ethnicity and religious history have led people to assume he was motivated by Islamic extremism, but no clear evidence of this has been found. Rather, people are scratching around his background, history of mental health issues, failed asylum claims and religious conversion as possible explanations for his attempted act of terrorism."
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