In a major development, the Australian security agencies have nabbed a Sri Lankan man for planning a terror attack.
The arrest came about after finding “symbolic locations within Sydney” listed as possible targets in his notebook, police said on Friday.
Australia being a staunch US ally has been on heightened alert from 2015.
The 25-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested in Sydney and charged with preparing a terror offence.
The local police in New South Walesis searching the man’s home and workplace at a university.
Authorities say Australia’s vigilance has helped to foil at least a dozen plots.>