British Terror Attacks Prevented
British police and intelligence officers have prevented three terrorist attacks in Britain since the deadly transit bombings in July, a top government official said.
Home Secretary John Reid, speaking in the House of Commons, did not indicate whether he counted the failed bombing attempts on July 21 among the three. Four suspected would-be bombers and a number of other people were arrested after bombs failed to explode at three Underground stations and aboard a bus. A report released by a Parliamentary committee said several plots had been intercepted following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and before the deadly transit bombings in London on July 7, but gave no details on numbers.