Anzac terror plot: Suspected ISIS terrorist planned horror attack
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Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has urged Australians travelling overseas to exercise a high level of caution, following “deeply concerning” reports of a suspected Isis (Islamic State) member plotting to attack today’s Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli.
The Labor leader said he’s requested security briefings which will be coming within hours.
“This world should have no tolerance for violent extremism – violent Islamist extremism or any other quarter,” he told reporters. “But what we can’t do is let it discourage the marvellous tradition of young Australians travelling to the battlefields where Australians have fallen in previous conflicts.
“We should be proud of our identity as Australians and our history, and we should learn about the sacrifice.”
“We’ve always got to maintain a high level of caution,” he said, noting the recent terror bombings in Sri Lanka as an example. “But I for one love that so many young Australians in particular are coming to dawn services in numbers unseen.”
A suspected Isis member has been arrested in Turkey over a plot to attack today’s Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli which will be attended by thousands of Australians and New Zealanders.
The arrested man, from Syria, was taken into custody in Tekirdag, a province close to the Gallipoli Peninsula, police said.
Security sources told the ABC the attack was planned in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Local media named the man as Abdulkerim Hilef, 25, and released a blurred photo of him.
The arrest followed a police raid on an alleged Isis cell near the Syrian border. A mobile phone was also seized.
Source: NZ Herald