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WATCH: Major counter-terrorism exercise staged outside KCLSU

BRITAIN’S largest simulation terror attack is taking place outside King’s today.

The counter-terrorism exercise is using Surrey Street, where KCLSU is based, to test the response of emergency services, soldiers and intelligence officials to a firearms attack.

KCLSU lobby is also being used as part of the exercise.

The exercise, called Strong Tower and involves 1,000 police officers at locations across London.

The public have been told to not be alarmed if they hear the sound of gunfire or loud bangs in the area as the operation rolls onto tomorrow afternoon.

The simulation attack has been in the planning for six months, and is not in response to any recent threats, the police have said.

Follow updates from the Met Police using #999exercise.

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