Terrorists tried to attack London eight times between the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and July 7, when suicide bombers killed dozens on the city's transport system, &to=http://english.pravda.ru/diplomatic/2003/03/25/44993.html' target=_blank>London's mayor said Monday.
There had been a further two attempted attacks since July 7, including a failed attack on the transport network on July 21, Ken Livingstone said.
&to=http://english.pravda.ru/accidents/21/96/382/15922_West.html' target=_blank>Livingstone did not provide details of the attempted attacks, but said those who threaten London comprise small groups of disaffected people who are fairly disorganized.
The mayor dismissed suggestions by some government ministers and police chiefs that the city is the target of a "great organized international conspiracy."
"Largely what you're talking about is fairly disorganized and small groups of disaffected people," Livingstone said in an interview on British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
"This not a great organized international conspiracy with orders flowing down the chain."