Christmas day terrorist plot for Melbourne - prevented by police

Police have disrupted a terrorist plot to detonate improvised explosive devices at locations in central Melbourne, possibly on Christmas Day, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says.

Key points:

  • Police believe plot involved use of explosives and other weapons and could have been planned for Christmas Day
  • High profile locations including Federation Square and Flinders Street Station were targeted, police say
  • Five people arrested still in custody and are being questioned by police

Seven people were arrested during overnight raids on Thursday at properties in Flemington, Meadow Heights and Dallas in Melbourne over the alleged plot, which police said was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Abdullah Chaarani 26 of Dallas, 21-year-old Hamza Abbas of Flemington and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamad of Meadow Heights have been charged with planning a terrorist attack.

The trio appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court and were taken into custody and will return in April.

A 22-year-old man from Broadmeadows was charged with the same offence hours later. He is due to appear in court this morning.

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and we are supposed to believe the main stream media on this?  dissension among the masses i.e. divide and conquer. create fear to control


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