Teens charged with terrorist offences in Australia

New South Wales Police Commissioner Catherine Burn and Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan address the media after two 16-year-old boys were charged with terror-related offences in Sydney on October 13, 2016Two 16-year-old boys were Thursday charged with terror-related offences in Australia, including planning an attack, after being arrested with “bayonet-type” knives in Sydney. The pair, who were not named, were seized in the city’s southwest on Wednesday after buying the weapons in a shop, with police saying they were inspired by the so-called Islamic State. “We don’t have any specific information of a particular target where we will allege that there was going to be an imminent attack,” said New South Wales Police Commissioner Catherine Burn.

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