Aug 242013

Robert Mueller says his biggest fear is another plane attack, or that terrorists will use a weapon of mass destruction on the US.

The outgoing head of the FBI fears another 9/11-style attack on the US, saying the fallout from the Arab Spring has bred a number of “violent extremists”.

Robert Mueller, who leaves his post on September 4, said that he fears terrorists will target planes, or attack America using a weapon of mass destruction.

He warned that the US does not have the capability to defend a cyberattack on the country’s energy sector.

Mr Mueller said: “I always say my biggest worry is … an attack on a plane. And secondly, it’s a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of a terrorist and that includes a cyber capability that trumps the defences that we have.”

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