Turnbull declined to say whether or not the group was guided by someone overseas.
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Four Lebanese-Australian men were arrested in Sydney over the weekend on suspicion of planning what a police chief described Monday as a "credible attempt to attack an aircraft".The four men arrested in raids late Saturday – two Lebanese-Australian fathers and their sons – had yet to be charged. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton declined to comment on newspaper reports that Islamist extremists planned to kill the occupants of a plane with poison gas and that a homemade bomb was to be disguised as a kitchen mincer. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said a court ruled Monday that the four could be detained without charge for seven days from their arrest under counterterrorism laws.Turnbull would not speculate on how long airport security would remain elevated.The plot was the 13th disrupted by police since Australia's terrorist threat level was elevated in 2014 .
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