Tuesday, August 4, 2009


. . . paid off this time, thankfully:

Australian police thwarted a suicide terrorist plot in which extremists with ties to an Al Qaeda-linked Somali Islamist group planned to conduct an armed assault on a military base and open fire with automatic weapons until they were shot dead themselves.

Some 400 officers from state and national security services took part in 19 raids on properties in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, before dawn Tuesday, arresting four men and detaining several others for questioning.

"Details of the planning indicated the alleged offenders were prepared to inflict a sustained attack on military personnel until they themselves were killed," police said.

Australia Foils Terrorist Plot to Attack Army Base

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