Teen’s alleged terrorist bomb plot foiled by Australian police

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CANBERRA, Australia — Police arrested a 17-year-old and accused him of plotting to detonate three homemade bombs in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said on Saturday, in the latest terrorism scare blamed on a teenager.

The teen was arrested on Friday afternoon in a joint federal-state police counterterrorism operation at his home in the upmarket suburb of Greenvale where the explosive devices were found, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Phelan said. The bomb squad rendered the devices safe, he said.

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Highway to Hell: AC/DC rocker charged with murder plot

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The drummer from Australian rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has been charged in New Zealand with plotting to murder two men

His house in Tauranga was raided by police at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday morning, Fairfax Media’s New Zealand website reported, before the 60-year-old Australian rocker was taken into custody. Local media reports stated it was following a tip-off.

According to court documents, Rudd is accused of attempting to hire one person to kill two others between Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, AAP reported.

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Phil Rudd is driving to court on Thursday.

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