Bombs found in anti-terror raids at home in Greenvale, in Melbourne’s northwest

Improvised bombs have been found in anti-terror raids in Greenvale this afternoon.

Police are detonating the bombs at a Greenvale reserve tonight, with the first detonated just after 8.30pm.

A 300 metre exclusion zone has been set up around the detonation site, with residents reporting a sound like a muffled gunshot as the bomb was set off.

Police are urging the public to avoid the area as the Victoria Police Bomb Response Unit perform the controlled detonations.

Heavily armed police found the bombs as they raided the home in Clare Blvd, Greenvale, in Melbourne’s northwest, which has now been declared safe.

A nearby resident told the Herald Sun he saw two bearded men of Middle Eastern appearance being led into a police vehicle.



Interesting tidbit from a second article on the raids: “Friday’s raids follow orders overnight from police command enforcing new rules for officers, which mandate they cannot work alone, must wear bulletproof vests and be armed during work hours.”

h/t RD

  • Brett_McS

    “Two bearded men of Middle Eastern appearance”. Obviously not a report from The Age.

    • Heh;)

      • winniec

        “Two bearded men of Middle Eastern appearance”.
        No doubt they were Seventh-Day Adventist gang members.

        • JenniferECrabtree

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        • Minicapt

          In Australia, the problem has long been identified as “Presbyterians”.


  • David Murrell

    Notice that these days the police, during raids, are masked. Shows you how frightened they are over terrorist-retribution.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Its time to get all the Muslims ,deport them no excuses !!

  • tom_billesley

    If police find bombs or explosives on a property owned by a jihadi, then if possible they should be detonated in situ, with no compensation for the resulting damage.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    Seems like we’re seeing this sort of event happening every other day in the great western democracies.