16 Terror Supects Arrested, 1 Shot - AUSTRALIA




 
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November 8th, 2005  
AussieNick
 

Topic: 16 Terror Supects Arrested, 1 Shot - AUSTRALIA


I figure this should go in the military news section, because it's all part of the war on terror.

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Sixteen men arrested in Melbourne and Sydney during overnight counter-terrorism raids remain in custody.

Another Sydney man remains under police guard in hospital after he was shot in the neck by police when he allegedly opened fire at officers as they were trying to arrest him.

In Melbourne, two of the nine men who have been charged with being a member of a terrorist organisation have applied for bail in the Magistrates Court.
From the ABC website
Read more here.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...1/s1500718.htm

More on the shooting.
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The dramatic clash in a suburban street followed a series of raids in Sydney and Melbourne in which 16 other suspects were charged, and which police say foiled a major terrorist attack.

Witnesses said they saw the man, carrying a backpack, draw a handgun and fire at least two shots at uniformed police officers who had confronted him in Wilson Rd, Green Valley, about 9am (AEDT).

Officers had been tracking the man near a mosque in Wilson Rd, where he was spotted leaving a vehicle, police said.

"Four officers from Green Valley police station attended Wilson Road, saw the man that was of interest and as they did, he saw them," New South Wales Assistant Police Commissioner Graeme Morgan said.

"Witnesses have told police that he produced a firearm and fired at the police."

The man fired twice, with one bullet grazing an officer's hand before a colleague fired back, it was alleged.

"One of the police officers returned fire and the person of interest to police was wounded in the neck," Mr Morgan said.

Of the injured police officer, Mr Morgan said later, "He's fine."

Authorities feared the backpack might have contained explosives, prompting them to cordon off the street and evacuate about 30 residents.

As curious bystanders gathered, a bomb-disposal robot manoeuvred painstakingly towards the place where the man was shot to determine the contents of the backpack.

After a delicate operation, police revealed the bag contained some papers and a handgun - in addition to the one used to fire at police - but no explosives.

An investigation team from the State Crime Command has been established to determine the circumstances of the shooting.

Mr Morgan defended the officers' decision to shoot "in the urgency of the moment".

"There isn't time for niceties," Mr Morgan told ABC radio.
http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au...5E1702,00.html
November 8th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
So this is the same thing your prime minister was talking about recently?
November 8th, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Most likely. Within a week of the ammendment to the CT Laws, they have 16 arrests, The Police must have some good info about their activit\ies. Good work NSW Pol, Vic Pol and AFP.
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November 8th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
This would be why they were rushing through the news laws, to stop these guys before the terror threat became a terror reality.
November 8th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
this is indeed good news!
November 8th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
It's how it should be done every time. Hunt them down, dig em out, and shoot 'em if they give you any resistance.
September 24th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieNick
It's how it should be done every time. Hunt them down, dig em out, and shoot 'em if they give you any resistance.
Good answer, at least for me, I agree.