Australia police raid properties in counter-terrorism crackdown

September 30, 2014 2:04 AM

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Australia police raid properties in counter-terrorism crackdown

Australian police said they had raided a number of properties around the southern city of Melbourne on Tuesday, part of a security crackdown on radical Islamists authorities believe are planning attacks in the country.

Australia, which is backing the United States and its escalating action against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), is on high alert for attacks by radicalised Muslims or by home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East.

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