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Five arrested in anti-terror raids across Melbourne

April 18, 2015 3:52PM, news.com.au

A police officer stands guard outside a home in Hallam. Picture: Sarah Matray

A police officer stands guard outside a home in Hallam. Picture: Sarah MatraySource: News Corp Australia

THE threat of terrorism should not stop Australians taking part in Anzac Centenary events in greater numbers than ever before, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Five men were taken into custody this morning during dramatic raids across Melbourne after police learned of a specific plot, possibly against police officers at Anzac events in the Victorian capital.

However, the attack — said to be inspired by death cult IS — could have happened any time next week, police said.

Two of the men, both aged 18, face terrorism-related charges. One appeared in court this afternoon and was refused bail.

The alleged plot was driven by “pure evil” and shouldn’t be underestimated, Daniel Andrews, the Victorian Premier, said today.

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