Police in Australia arrested two teenagers on suspicion of planning a knife attack. Two 16-year old boys were arrested in a lane outside a Muslim prayer hall in Sydney, New South Wales.
The two were carrying “bayonet-style” knives and notes pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
They have been charged with acting in preparation for a terrorist attack and being a member of a terrorist organization. If convicted they face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
“We will be alleging this attack was inspired by Islamic State," New South Wales Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said at a press conference.
"We don't have any specific information of a particular target where we will allege that there was going to be an imminent attack."