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Oz foils terror attack, 4 arrested
Melbourne, August 05, 2009
First Published: 00:33 IST(5/8/2009)
Last Updated: 00:34 IST(5/8/2009)
Australian police said on Tuesday they had arrested four people after foiling a Somali-linked suicide plot to storm a military base in what would have been the country's worst extremist attack.

About 400 police swooped on homes around Melbourne, netting four Australian men of Somali and Lebanese descent who were allegedly planning to attack a Sydney army barracks with automatic weapons.

"The men's intention was to go into these army barracks ...," an official said.

Police said the men had links with Somalia's Shebab Islamists and members of the group had previously travelled to Africa to fight there.

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