(h/t to Peter Hughes, GP reader)
Chemicals Tip Sparked Raid – Sydney Morning Herald
Reports a group of men were stockpiling chemicals to carry out a terrorist attack in Australia led to raids in Sydney and Melbourne, NSW Premier Morris Iemma says.
Seventeen men have been arrested and charged with terrorism related offences in Sydney and Melbourne, Australian Federal Police say.
Mr Iemma told reporters: “Intelligence was received that a group was making arrangements to stockpile chemicals and other materials capable of making explosives.
“I’ve been further advised that police believe the group was planning a terrorist attack in Australia.”
Tim Blair has a round-up of the still-developing story — Plans Foiled