UK's Royal Palace Guards Moved Behind Gates on Attack Fears: Media
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|Local newspapers reported on Monday, the soldiers who stand guard outside Britain's royal palaces have been moved behind metal fences because of fears of a terror attack. The Royal Guards, a popular tourist attraction outside royal residences because of their ceremonial uniforms, have been separated from the public, with armed police providing additional protection. The Telegraph newspaper said Buckingham Palace and the police feared that militant Islamists could see the Royal Guards as high-profile targets. Britain raised its terrorism alert to the second-highest level in August and last month said it was facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history because of radicalised Britons returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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