View Full Version : Suicide attack plot alleged: 5 held

08-04-2009, 04:25 AM
Four Australian citizens have been arrested in counter-terrorism raids, as authorities foiled an alleged plan for a serious terrorist attack. Police allege a suicide terrorist plot had been formed to enter military barracks in Australia with semi-automatic weapons and carry out a sustained attack on military personnel.

The four men, who are Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent, were arrested in a joint counter-terrorism operation in Melbourne this morning. Another man was previously detained and is being questioned.

A 25-year-old man from Glenroy has been charged with conspiring to commit an act in preparation for or planning a terrorist act.
AFP acting Chief Commissioner Tony Negus says if the attack had been carried out, it would have been the most serious terrorist act on Australian soil.


The religion of those arrested has of course not been mentioned.:rolleyes: