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US News Nine terror attacks prevented in past year

17:38  05 december  2017
17:38  05 december  2017 Source:   news.sky.com

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The UK's domestic security service said it stopped nine terror attacks this year , though it failed to prevent five others. 16:06, UK, Tuesday 05 December 2017. MI5 prevented a total of nine terrorist attacks in the past year , its boss has told Downing Street officials.

"Mr Parker said that nine terrorist attacks have been prevented in the past year ," said Mrs May's spokesman. Mr Parker's intelligence agency has been under pressure with Britain hit by five terror attacks since March.

Armed soldier and armed police officer patrol outside Westminster Palace © Getty Armed soldier and armed police officer patrol outside Westminster Palace A total of nine terrorist attacks have been prevented in the UK in the past year, MI5 has said.

MI5 has previously said that 13 terror attacks were prevented in the past four years.

The director general of the UK's domestic security service, Andrew Parker, told the Cabinet of the number of prevented attacks this morning, according to Downing Street.

Aftermath Of The London Bridge Terror Attacks © Getty Aftermath Of The London Bridge Terror Attacks Mr Parker told Theresa May that the defeat of Islamic State in Syria did not mean that the terrorist threat was over.

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MI5 has told Downing Street that nine terrorist attacks have been stopped in the UK in the past 12 months. MI5 has previously said that 13 terror attacks were prevented in the past four years , a third of which were assisted by public information.

He warned that social media was being used to incite terrorist attacks from afar.

The numbers have been released ahead of the publication of an investigation into the internal reviews by the security services and police into a wave of terror attacks in Britain this year.

Attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park have prompted internal reviews by police and MI5. September's attack at Parsons Green was not covered by the report.

child holds up a message for the victims of the London terrorist attacks © Getty child holds up a message for the victims of the London terrorist attacks The reviews were to establish what intelligence the security services and police held on the attackers ahead of time and identify whether improvements could be made in the way potential terrorists were managed.

David Anderson QC, formerly the independent reviewer of terror legislation, was appointed by the government to provide "independent assurance" of these internal reviews.

Mr Anderson submitted his classified report to the Home Secretary in October, and a version of his findings is to be published by the Government on Tuesday.

Counter-terror investigators in the UK are estimated to be running 500 live investigations involving 3,000 individuals at any one time.

There is considered to be a wider pool of 20,000 "subjects of interest" who are continually being kept under review.

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