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Australia foils terror plot to bomb plane

01 August, 2017, 22:48 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • Sydney police foil terror plot

Police raided at least five properties in Sydney, Australia, on Monday after four men were arrested over a plan to bring down an airplane as part of a complex terror plot.

Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin told reporters that the plot specifics were still being investigated. Turnbull said some of these measures will be obvious to the public while others may not be. "In this case, we risk assess regularly, hourly sometimes, around the clock", he said according to Sydney Morning Herald.

"There will be lots of speculation around about what the intent was, but obviously all of us have been working hard over recent days and we rely upon the expertise of the federal police and [other agencies]", said Peter Dutton, a minister who will soon oversee all of Australia's domestic security arrangements.

Similar lines have been experienced at Melbourne Airport, with authorities warning that the delays will continue.

"Police will allege they had the intent and were developing the capability", Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The Foreign Office has updated its advice to say: "Following the arrest of four men in Sydney in a counter-terrorism operation on 29 July, there are enhanced security measures in place at all major Australian domestic and global airports".

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised authorities' swift action to prevent the plot, which he described as an "elaborate" Islamist-inspired terror plot using an "improvised device" to bring down the plane.

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Security has been increased at global and domestic airports around the country.

"There is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks remain a real threat", he said.

The plot involved smuggling the device onto a flight from Sydney to the Middle East, possibly Dubai, as carry-on luggage, the newspaper said. Security staff focused, efficient and polite.

There was no evidence that airport security had been compromised, Colvin said.

Added security measures were enacted in Sydney on Thursday when police obtained an indication of a potential threat.

Australia's terrorism threat level hasn't been changed following the raids.

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