Australian police say they have foiled a terror attack planned for Melbourne on Christmas Day. Five men were arrested in early-morning raids on Friday, Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton said.
Mr Ashton said the threat involved “use of explosives” and other weapons including “knives or a firearm”.
The threat was to prominent city locations including Flinders St Station, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral, he said.
Four of the suspects were Australian-born men in their 20s of a Lebanese background, while the fifth was an Australian of Egyptian origin, Mr Ashton said.