Australian teens 'planned Daesh-inspired attack'

Australian teens planned Daesh-inspired attack
The street where the boys were arrested has been cordoned off by police. Image credit: ABC News

Sydney - Police found two large bayonet-style knives and religious notes that allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh from the boys.



By IANS

Published: Thu 13 Oct 2016, 9:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 13 Oct 2016, 11:12 AM

Two 16-year-old Australian boys arrested in Sydney after each bought a knife were charged on Thursday with planning a terror attack on behalf of the Daesh, police said.
The teenagers were arrested by the state's Joint Counter-Terrorism Team at Bankstown in Sydney on Wednesday, in a lane behind a Muslim prayer hall, the ABC reported.
Police found two large bayonet-style knives and religious notes that allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh from the boys.
According to officials, the pair did not appear in Parramatta Children's Court on Thursday morning and did not apply for bail.
In opposing bail, police said the pair posed an unacceptable risk to the community.
They are due to return to court in December.
Police documents tendered in court heard the teen talking to his mother on a lawfully intercepted conversation in October 2015.
During the conversation, he said:

"When they come, I am going to something to them that they have never seen before. I am going to do something bigger."
At a news conference, police said the boys were charged with terror-related offences.
The arrests comes one month after a 22-year-old man was charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in Sydney.
 


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