Australian authorities confirm: "Islamic-inspired" plane attack foiled

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Police have disrupted a suspected terrorist plot to bring down an airplane in Australia and increased security measures at all major global and domestic terminals across the country, Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbill said on Sunday.

"Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their enquiries", the Australian Federal Police said in a statement.

Security at Australia's airports remains high following raids in Sydney over what police described as a "credible attempt to attack an aircraft". "Good intelligence, great police work, great investigation, great co-ordination has enabled us to disrupt that plot". The information, said police, indicated that the aviation industry was a potential target.

The Australian federal police commissioner, Andrew Colvin, revealed that the police had been tipped off by partner agencies, and further said that "We believe it's Islamic-inspired terrorism". He said additional security measures were implemented at Sydney Airport earlier in the week, and that more airfields had increased security overnight.

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"The threat of terrorism is very real".

Two fathers and their sons were reported to be the four men arrested in Sydney over an Islamist plot to blow up a plane.

"If people don't need to be going to airports, if they can farewell loved ones at the kerbside, if you don't need to go inside airports through the security section please don't", he said.

Speaking to Sky News, Justice Minister Keenan said that security would be tightened for the foreseeable future, causing delays for both domestic and worldwide travellers, but they would ensure that Australia's "world-leading" security and intelligence agencies can keep people safe.

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After the uncovering of the terror plot and the arrest of the four suspects, #Australia's airport security will be ramped up.

Australia's terrorist threat level remained unchanged at "probable", Turnbull said.

Prime Minister Turnbull said advice from Australian security and intelligence agencies had led to increased security measures at Sydney airport with tighter security implemented at the country's other domestic and worldwide airports during the weekend. Some measures will be obvious and others will be covert.

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