Australia raises terror alert level to `high`

Australia on Friday raised the terror threat level to "high" from "medium" for the first time in a decade, on concerns about Australians returning from fighting in the Middle East.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 13:56 PM IST
Australia raises terror alert level to `high`

Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the terror threat level to "high" from "medium" for the first time in a decade, on concerns about Australians returning from fighting in the Middle East.

The heightened alert means a "terrorist attack is likely".

"There are people with the intent and the capability to mount attacks here in Australia," Prime Minister Tony Abbott told a press conference.