Australian police. File photo/ Reuters
Australian bomb experts were working to destroy “explosive” materials found in a suburban Adelaide home on Tuesday, following the arrest of a 43-year-old man.
South Australian police said the materials were found late on Monday and the man appeared in court early on Tuesday facing charges of possession of explosives.
“Investigations are continuing at the address,” the police said in a statement, adding that the Bomb Response Unit had been deployed. “There is no danger or threat to the public,” they said.
National broadcaster ABC said the man had come to the attention of the authorities earlier this year for anti-Muslim social media posts.
Local media reported the explosives were so-called Mother of Satan — a chemical explosive used by extremist and other terror groups.
Aerial images from the scene showed explosives experts packing sandbags around an object ahead of the planned controlled detonation.
Australian police on Wednesday said they had apprehended a British suspected drug offender, who tried to flee to Papua New Guinea on a jet ski.
Australian police on Tuesday arrested three men accused of links to Daesh over an alleged plot to attack police stations, embassies and defence facilities in central Sydney. The men — aged 20, 23 and 30 — were arrested
Australia’s national broadcaster went to court on Monday to challenge a police raid on its offices and demand the return of files seized during the controversial operation.
President Arif Alvi said that the Indian government is living in a 'fool's paradise' if it thinks that it can improve the situation in Kashmir by revoking Article 370.
"We are citizens of the country. So is everyone in Jammu and Kashmir. We are not people who will make things difficult for anyone. We just want to go and see the situation on the ground," Sharad Yadav told reporters.
Sheikh Mohamed on Saturday presented Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal in recognition of his role in promoting friendship and cooperation.