Cops Foil Terror Attack Planned For Melbourne

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Canberra: Australian police say they have foiled a terror attack planned for Melbourne on Christmas Day.

Five people 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 alleged threat was to prominent city locations including Flinders St Station and Federation Square, he said.