Teenagers planned Australian terror attack for ANZAC centenary: police

April 18, 2015 12:46 AM

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said on Saturday.

Five men aged 18 and 19 were detained in the city's southeast in the early hours of Saturday in a series of raids, police said, as the culmination of a month-long operation code-named Operation Rising.

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