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Melbourne police arrest 17-year-old on terrorism charges

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Police in Australia have arrested a 17-year-old accused of plotting to detonate homemade bombs in Melbourne.

A federal police spokesman said three explosive devices were found at the teenager’s home in the city’s upmarket suburb of Greendale.

The suspect will appear in Melbourne Children’s Court on Monday on charges of terrorism.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke to reporters in Darwin on Saturday.

“The tragic truth is that there are people amongst us, not very many, it’s true, but there are some people amongst us who would do us harm, and it’s vital that our police and security agencies be given all the support and all the resources that they need to do their job properly,” Abbott said.

There were reports of other homes being searched in nearby suburbs.

The arrest comes weeks after five Australian teenagers were arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack ceremonies commemorating ANZAC Day.