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    Half of Britons Blame UK’s Foreign Wars for Terror Attacks at Home, Poll Reveals

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    Slightly over a half of people in the United Kingdom agree that the nation’s involvement in wars abroad has increased the terror threat to the country, a poll out Friday has showed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The survey found that 53 percent of 7,134 UK adults sampled by YouGov said they believed wars the United Kingdom supported or fought were in part responsible for terror attacks at home.

    The terror threat level in the country was raised to the highest notch of "critical" after this Monday’s terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester, which killed 22 people and injured over a hundred.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who made a speech earlier in the day to mark his return to general election campaigning, said UK’s war on terror had not worked. He cited intelligence experts who said foreign wars, including in Libya, threatened the country’s security.

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