Monday, 31 July 2017

Sydney homes searched over suspected terrorism plot to bring down plane

Australian police are searching five properties in Sydney over a suspected terrorism plot to bring down a plane.

Four men were arrested in raids across the city late on Saturday.

Police said they had seized materials that could have been used to make an explosive device. Local media said the plot may have involved a meat mincer.

The men can be held for seven days without charge after a magistrate granted police special counter-terrorism powers.

The suspects are reported to include a father and his adult son.
Authorities have increased security measures at Australian airports, prompting lengthy queues and passenger confusion.

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said the men arrested were allegedly linked to an Islamist-inspired plan to detonate an improvised explosive device (IED).

BBC   News.