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Australian PM Tony Abbott reflects on terror threat

Australian police have carried out major anti-terror raids triggered by a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.

"This is not just suspicion, this is intent, and that's why police and security agencies decided to act in the way they have", he added.

The raids, involving at least 800 heavily-armed officers, took place in Brisbane and Sydney.

  • 18 Sep 2014
  • From the section Asia
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