Australia detains 7 young citizens suspected of seeking to join militants

Australian authorities have detained seven young nationals as they were attempting to fly to the Middle East, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday, over suspicions they wanted to join Islamist militant groups. “We have stopped at the airport, seven young Australians who were planning to travel to the Middle East it seems to join terrorist groups over there,” Abbott told reporters in Canberra. It is unclear where the seven Australians were detained. Australia is on high alert for attacks by radicalised Muslims, including home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East, having raised its threat level to “high” and unleashed a series of high-profile raids in cities.



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