LONDON — Intelligence services in the United Kingdom have stopped around seven attacks in the past six months, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.
The British leader told BBC Radio 4's Today program that his country's security services have prevented "something like seven attacks in the last six months, albeit attacks planned on a smaller scale."
"Those attacks in Paris, that could have happened in Belgium, it could have happened in Denmark, it could have happened in Sweden, it could happen here. So we stand with [France]," Cameron said.
Cameron also announced morning that Britain would be doubling its sending on aviation security and recruiting 1,900 extra security and intelligence agents in response to Friday's attacks in Paris.
"That's one of the reasons we are strengthening the security and intelligence services with this announcement today. Because, as I put it before, this is the struggle of our generation," he said.
Cameron pledged the additional resources while at the G-20 summit in Turkey, according to The Associated Press.
French police, meanwhile, launched dozens of raids overnight as part of the colossal manhunt in the wake of the deadly attacks.
"We are at war with terrorism," France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls told the RTL radio. "The terrorists can strike again."