Security ramped up after terror plot on Australian Parliament revealed

Posted By: IANS
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Melbourne, Sept 19: Australian authorities on Friday has ramped up security in the capital of Canberra after potential terror attack plot against the Parliament House and the country's top leaders was traced.

According to intelligence officers, intelligence departments and police have intercepted "chatter" regarding random attacks on the heart of the country and authority fears Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other top government officials are the main targets, Xinhua reported.

The picked up intelligence also showed the country's main anti-terrorism unit ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organization) was listed as a major target.

The information was confirmed by Abbott himself when he spoke on a TV show Friday morning.

In his interview, he said the whole country is at risk and more raids are possible after Thursday's security operations in Sydney and Brisbane.


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