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Pyro-terrorism Rising

Pyro-terrorism Rising

A Jeep Cherokee loaded with petrol cans and propane gas tanks driven into the doors at Glasgow passenger terminal in 2007. Image courtesy of the BBC


Almost 12 years ago a terrorist attack at Glasgow Airport, designed to kill hundreds of holidaymakers, was foiled.
It was the first time that Scotland had been targeted by a pyro-terrorist attack.

The two terrorists had previously planned two attacks in London, using two cars, packed with gas cylinders , petrol and thousands of nails. After these attacks failed, the two terrorists then decided to launch a suicide attack on Glasgow airport.