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Australia Is Arresting Some Really Young Alleged Terrorists

Australian Federal Police detained five people under age 23 for allegedly helping plan a terrorist attack.

By Samantha Crook | December 10, 2015

Australian authorities arrested two people Thursday — including a 15-year-old boy — for allegedly planning a terrorist attack.

The Australian Federal Police said the arrests of the 15- and 20-year-old males were connected to evidence found in a 2014 search. Since then, the AFP said, it's been conducting "disruption activity" and surveillance to keep the community safe.

The AFP said in an update that three more men, all in their early 20s were taken into custody as part of the same anti-terrorism operation. (Video via Sky News

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Just two months ago, another 15-year-old in Australia was killed carrying out an alleged terrorist attack. Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad fatally shot an accountant at police headquarters in New South Wales.

This video includes an image from Dave Conner / CC BY 2.0.

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