Men arrested over alleged Anzac Day terrorist plot

COUNTERTERRORISM police have alleged two of the five men they arrested in an operation in Melbourne were planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on an Anzac Day ceremony.

The two men, an 18-year-old Hallam man and an 18-year-old Hampton Park man, were arrested this morning during a major joint counterterrorism team operation.

Another man was arrested for weapons offences and two other men were in custody assisting police with their enquiries, after seven search warrants were executed as part of Operation Rising.

The Australian Federal Police said they believed the two 18-year-olds were plotting an attack to take place on Anzac Day.

AFP Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan said it was believed the attacks were to have involved the use of "edged knives."

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