London (IINA) � British Security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there were 500 live counter-terror investigations at any time. He disclosed the figures as he launched an appeal, Action Counters Terrorism, for the public to report suspicions, BBC reported. Information from the public has helped police in a third of the most high-risk investigations, figures showed.
It has also contributed to stopping some of the 13 attacks a figure, one higher than the last update, given in October. ISIS poses much of the threat, but senior detectives said al-Qaeda remained a danger, as did far-right terrorism.
Rowley said police faced a range of threats and challenges, including encrypted communication methods, propaganda and various possible attack methods.
“Now we worry about everything from fairly simple attacks with knives or using vehicles, all the way through to the more complex firearms attacks,” he said. “All of that means that our job remains difficult.”
Source: Intenational Islamic News Agency