Two 16-year-old boys were charged Thursday with planning an imminent terror attack after being arrested with "bayonet-type" knives in Sydney, with police saying the pair were inspired by the Daish terorrist group.
The boys, who were not named, were seized in the city's southwest after buying the weapons in a shop.
They face life imprisonment if convicted on charges of "acts done in preparation, or planning, terrorist acts", and membership of a terror organization.Police reportedly also found a note in which they allegedly pledged allegiance to the Daish terrorist organization.
The Australian government has become increasingly concerned about homegrown terrorism and the terror threat level was raised in September 2014.
Canberra is also worried about its citizens fighting with terrorist organisations such as Daish in Iraq and Syria and helping radicalize others.
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