G de Kerchove

Gilles de Kerchove

Tom Michael reports for The Sun  — ISIS could launch sickening attacks on hero coronavirus medics, an EU chief has warned.

Extremists could use the chilling new tactic to inflict maximum terror in a horrifying new dimension to the pandemic, Gilles de Kerchove said.

The EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator issued the warning in a confidential briefing to EU member states.

He said ISIS and other extremists “could view attacks on medical personnel and facilities as highly effective, because they would generate a massive shock in society”.

De Kerchove explained: “Terrorists and violent extremists, aiming to change societies and governmental systems through violence, seek to exploit major crises to achieve their objectives.”

He noted that in the US, the FBI in March shot and killed a white supremacist who was plotting to blow up a hospital treating Covid-19 patients.

The anti-terror boss warned ISIS has already “incited its supporters in the West to take advantage of the current crisis to stage attacks”.

And he said terror groups are also ramping up their propaganda efforts to take advantage of the extra time many people are spending online…

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