Australian police arrest two for allegedly planning terror attacks

  • The counter-terrorism police arrested two men in Sydney. While one was charged for possessing documents indicating a plan to launch terror attack, the other one was charged with breaching a control order, according to media reports. The arrests come after the Australian PM flagged concern over “heightened terror chatter” since the Sydney siege.

    The 20-year-old Sulayman Khalid, arrested on terrorism charge, was carrying a list of potential government targets. According to the Australian Federal Police, these arrests are related to counter-terrorism raids undertaken in Sydney and Brisbane. The police also said that they had earlier foiled a plot to "commit violent acts" in Australia.