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Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn.

The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to ’embed’ with affiliated terror groups to identify British, European and United States passport holders who could slip through security and carry a bomb on to a plane.

The terror group’s allies in Yemen have been working on developing an ‘undetectable ‘ bomb that could be implanted inside the body of an operative as well as other devices that allows him or her to pass through airport security and scanners.

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