Australian counter-terror police say they foiled Sydney attack plot

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SYDNEY: Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men in raids across Sydney on Tuesday (Jul 2), foiling a plot inspired by ...

SYDNEY: Australian counter-terror police said they arrested three men in raids across Sydney on Tuesday , foiling a plot inspired by militant group Islamic State for attacks targeting a range of public buildings and embassies.

"We will say that they had a number of targets, including police stations, defence establishments, embassies and councils, courts and churches," Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Ian McCartney told reporters in Sydney. Police made the arrests because they had compiled sufficient evidence for charges, McCarthy said, but offered few details.The police did not name those charged, who are expected to appear in court later in the day or on Wednesday.

 

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