British security services say they have foiled at least 10 terrorist attacks over the past two years in the country.
Neil Basu, the deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and new senior national coordinator for the UK counter-terrorism policing, made the revelation on Friday, adding that authorities are also dealing with hundreds of “live” cases at any one time.
“We continue to work at a relentless pace with our key partners, currently dealing with around 550 live cases at any one time. The counter-terrorism network and security services have successfully foiled at least 10 attacks in the last two years, with 294 convictions for terror-related offenses,” Basu said.
The official noted that security services are on high alert in Britain following a series of recent attacks carried out in other parts of Europe and later claimed by the Daesh terrorist group.
“As soon as Daesh started to lose on the battlefields abroad, it was…