Australia thwarts 'Islamic-inspired' plane attack plot

  • World
  • Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

Australian Federal Police officers talk with passengers near the check-in counters at the Sydney Airport Domestic terminal in Australia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Security has been tightened at Australian airports after police foiled "Islamic-inspired" plans for a bomb attack on an aircraft during counter-terrorism raids in which four men were arrested, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Sunday.

The increased security presence caused minor delays for some air transport operators on Sunday and authorities warned travellers to prepare for potentially more significant disruptions as traffic picked up during the week.

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