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Australian police foiled an 'Islamic-inspired' plan to bomb a plane

Law enforcement in Australia thwarted an "Islamic-inspired" plot to crash an airplane with an improvised bomb, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Sunday after arresting four men in counter-terror raids in Sydney.

"At this time we don't have a great deal of information on the specific attack, the location, date, or time," said AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin. "However, we are investigating information indicating that the aviation industry was potentially a target." Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said airport security measures will be increased as the investigation, which he described as a "major joint counter-terrorism operation," continues.