Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Counter-terror swoop underway [November 08, 2005]

From The Australian: November 08, 2005 ...

POLICE are raiding homes in Sydney and Melbourne in a counter-terrorism operation involving federal and state officers.

...As of 6.45am the raids were still being carried out.

The operation involved AFP and the state police forces in New South Wales and Victoria.
'A number of search warrants are currently being executed in Sydney and Melbourne as part of a joint operation by the AFP, New South Wales Police and Victoria Police,' an AFP spokeswoman said...."We can confirm that the ongoing operation relates to the area of counter-terrorism."

Sydney radio 2UE said six men had been arrested and that 15 houses were raided. AFP would not confirm the report...A Victoria Police spokesman has confirmed search warrants were carried out on a number of properties in Melbourne, but would not reveal the locations.

The spokesman said more information would be released throughout the day.

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