UK security services

UK security services

In the United Kingdom, the umbrella term security services refers to the UK government agencies collectively responsible for espionage, counterespionage, counterterrorism and other covert activities.

This typically means:
* Security Service, more commonly known as MI5
* Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6

Some people also count Special Branch and the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch as part of the security services.

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