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Australian police said they thwarted an 'imminent terror attack' after finding explosives at a home in Melbourne and arresting a 17-year-old boy.
Acting on a tip-off from the national security phone line, police and security agencies began investigating the teenager and later raided his home in Greenvale.
Federal police deputy commissioner Mike Phelan told a news conference three improvised explosive devices were found and "rendered safe."
The boy's family were described by police as "caring" and "very, very distraught" over the arrest.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the country "faced a very serious terror threat".
Police in Australia said today they had arrested a 17-year-old boy and disrupted a terror plot to detonate three bombs in Melbourne.
Australian Federal Police deputy Commissioner Mike Phelan told a news conference the boy was arrested at his home in the upmarket suburb of Greenvale, where the explosive devices were found and destroyed by the bomb squad.
The teenager, who was not identified for legal reasons, will appear at Melbourne Children's Court on Monday on terrorism charges.
Police said they did not know when or where the bombs were to be detonated, but the plot would have been carried out soon.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier told the media: "There have been some raids over the last 24 hours in Sydney and Melbourne. There’s been at least one arrest.
"There is evidence of a bomb plot that was in a reasonably advanced state of preparation."
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A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a terrorism plot in Australia.
Deborah Walsh, deputy head of counter terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said that following an investigation by police in the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, the youth has been charged with two offences of inciting terrorism overseas, under the Terrorism Act.
In a statement, Ms Walsh said: "The first allegation is that, between March 15-26 2015, the defendant incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to carry out an attack at an Anzac parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people."
The defendant will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
British Police have travelled to Australia as investigations continue into an alleged terror plot in the country.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said the team would work with police in Australia to investigate the alleged plot.
It comes as a a 14-year-old boy arrested in Blackburn remains in police custody on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism in relation to an alleged plot in Australia.
A Blackburn teenager who is being questioned in connection with a terror plot in Australia was first arrested earlier this month on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, police said.
Officers uncovered communication between a teenager in Blackburn and a man in Australia and the information was subsequently passed to Australian authorities, Greater Manchester Police said.
A force spokesman said the teenager was first arrested on April 2 on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
The arrest followed examination of a number of electronic devices and a search of an address in the town.
On Saturday April 18, he was further arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, and is currently being questioned by police in custody.