Employees of the Australian police
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At Christmas a group of seven people, inspired by Islamic state, had planned to carry out attacks in the centre of the Australian Melbourne, said the police
The Australian police arrested seven people who allegedly planned to perform in the Christmas series of attacks in the second largest city of Melbourne, reports Associated Press with reference to the chief Commissioner of police in the Australian state of Victoria Graham Ashton.
According to him, seven of the detainees, inspired by the “Islamic state” (LIH, an organization banned in Russia), intended to attack in the center of the city place train station is Flinders street, Federation square and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Ashton said that the police followed those who were allegedly planning attacks. According to law enforcement agencies, he added, the suspects were preparing to use explosives and other weapons.
The threat’s been neutralized as a result of raids, which were attended by 400 people and held in recent days, concluded Ashton.
Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced that on Christmas day on the streets of Melbourne will be strengthened police squads.
19 Dec truck crashed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Central Berlin. 12 people were killed, another 48 injured. It was reported that the perpetrator of the attack fled from the scene. In the cab of the truck, the police found the body of the driver of the transport company, which owned the truck. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the incident was a terrorist attack. The responsibility for it claimed “Islamic state”.