An increase in security around the world has put security and police forces on alert. This was due to the recent attack in Berlin, Germany, where IS claimed the truck attack into the Christmas Market.
Fortunately for Australia, the police caught seven people who were suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of Melbourne. Two of the seven people initially arrested in raids Thursday night and Friday morning in Melbourne were released without being charged while the other five men remained in custody and will be charged for preparing a terrorist attack.
The suspects had been inspired by the Islamic State group and planned attacks on Melbourne’s Flinders Street train station, neighboring Federeation Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Police said that the attackers were planning to use explosives, knives and a gun.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, “Islamist terrorism is a global challenge that affects us all. But we must not be cowed by the terrorists.” Read the full article here.