British officials foil Daesh attack on London parade: report

Syrian Kurds attend a gathering in support of the Syrian town of Kobane in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria on June 27, 2015. Kurdish forces drove Daesh group fighters from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane, after a killing spree by the jihadists left more than 200 civilians dead. (AFP)

British authorities say they are stepping up security at events marking Armed Forces Day across the country amid a news report that officials foiled a bomb attack by Daesh (IS) on a military parade in London.

The announcement follows attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait on Friday.

'The Sun' newspaper said police foiled an attack on a London parade Saturday after an undercover reporter who obtained details on the plot alerted counter-terrorism officials.

Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters there will be "heightened security" at events paying tribute to Britain's military. He did not elaborate.

Police said security is also being beefed up for the annual gay pride parade in London Saturday.

Britain's terrorism threat remains at "severe," the second-highest level, meaning an attack is considered highly likely.

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