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Monday, September 29, 2014

News of Australia- ABC

  • Anti-terror raids
    • AFP says raids were prompted by information provided by US FBI

Live: Counter-terrorism raids in Melbourne

More than 100 officers from the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police have carried out counter-terrorism raids across five suburbs in Melbourne.
The AFP said it conducted seven search warrants in Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington.
The warrants were the culmination of an eight-month investigation which began following information provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
One man was arrested and will be charged with intentionally making funds available to a terrorist organisation.
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