BREAKING: Massive Christmas Day TERROR ATTACKS Foiled By Police, Here’s What We Know…

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Five terrorists have been arrested for planning an ISIS inspired Christmas Day terror attack in Australia. 

The five suspects, all in their early 20s, were expected to appear in court Friday to be charged with acts in preparation of a terrorist event. They are believed to have been “self-radicalized” and inspired by ISIS, police said.

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Four of the five suspects were born in Australia. The fifth is from Egypt. They were arrested in a series of overnight raids at properties in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, according to FOX.

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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters that police had gathered evidence in the raids that the plotters were planning to use explosives in their attacks.

“We gathered the makings of an improvised explosive device,” he said.

The terrorists planned on attacking one of the most populated train stations, crowded market places and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“If this had got under our guard this would have been a significant attack,” Ashton told reporters. “Certainly (there was the) potential for quite a number of people to be injured or killed in this attack.”

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Ashton said police had been watching the alleged plotters for some time, adding that intelligence suggested no threats to any other events.

Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said that extra police would patrol the streets of Melbourne on the holiday.

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