Ken McCallum named new chief of UK's MI5 Security Service

Ken McCallum named new chief of UK's MI5 Security Service
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Ken McCallum has been named the new head of Britain's MI5 intelligence agency. McCallum, who has worked at MI5 for 25 years, oversaw counter-terrorism probes in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics, APA reports citing Sputnik.

His appointment was earlier announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The new MI5 head will replace Andrew Parker, who has occupied the post since 2013 and is expected to retire next month.

MI5 is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency. It operates with MI6, which is the foreign intelligence arm of the UK government.

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