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October 20, 2017

Sydney counter-terrorism operation: 50-year-old man released


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Sydney: A 50-year old man, among 4 arrested by the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team this past Saturday (29 July 2017), regarding an investigation into allegations that some people were intending to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised device.

The 50 years old – was released from police custody Tuesday night (1 August) without being charged with a criminal offence.



According to a joint statement by Australian Federal Police and NSW Police, three men remain in detention under ‘specified time’ provisions outlined in Section 23DD of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth). This investigation remains ongoing,

According to a joint statement by Australian Federal Police and NSW Police, three men now remain in detention under ‘specified time’ provisions outlined in Section 23DD of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth). This investigation remains ongoing.


Earlier, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin, had told media that Police had obtained information that some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised devise. On the basis of this information, Australia’s counter-terrorism task force had swung into action and foiled an attempt by the alleged terrorists to blow up a passenger plane by arresting four persons after late night raids here.

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