London, Feb. 1 (ANI): Al-Qaeda has vowed to carry out a series of 'lone wolf' terror strikes against Britain over the country's involvement in Mali.
It is believed to be the first direct threat of revenge against the UK since Prime Minister David Cameron sanctioned military help for France as it takes on Islamist extremists.
According to the Sun, the threat also comes after Cameron signed a 'security partnership' with Mali's neighbours Algeria following the BP hostage crisis.
Britain is sending 40 soldiers to Mali to assist in training local troops to combat al-Qaeda. The SAS is also understood to be on standby.
Vengeance was pledged in an online rant on an extremist website used by al-Qaeda leaders.
A fanatic identified as 'Lover of Islam' promised that 'the attacks will be earth-shattering, shocking and terrifying', the report added. (ANI)