Police have confirmed counter-terrorism raids are underway across Melbourne.
Victoria and Australian Federal police launched the raids on homes at five suburbs on Tuesday morning.
‘The Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police Joint Counter Terrorism Team can confirm that a number of search warrants are being conducted as part of an operation in the following suburbs – Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington,’ an AFP spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday morning.
‘This operational activity is not in response to a threat to public safety nor is it related to last week’s incident at Endeavour Hills.
‘While this activity is continuing no further comment will be made.’
At least one man has been taken away by police at Seabrook.
Teenage terror suspect Numan Haider, 18, was shot dead after stabbing two police officers outside Endeavour Hills police station on September 23.
The Melbourne raids come about two weeks after similar operations were carried out in Sydney and Brisbane.