[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]A[/dropcap]n Australian teenager charged with a crime of preparing to carry out an Islamic State (IS)-intelligent terror attack in Melbourne has pleaded guilty to the charge in court.
The 17-year-old male, from Melbourne, entered the plea in Supreme Court on Monday, Xinhua reported.
The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was arrested in May after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) broke into his home.
During the sudden attack, police took a number of items, including a pressure cooker, suspicious powder as well as nails and screws, which they accused of a crime would form the basis of an improvised explosive device (IED).
Earlier this year, court documents showed/told about that police had uncovered a secret/unreadable file entitled “Pressure Cooker Backpack Bomb with Switch device which explodes a bomb and Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom” on the teenager’s computer.
Police also discovered IS and Al-Qaeda talk that tries to change people’s minds and material in the boy’s possession.
The AFP agents believe the boy was planning a suicide attack on Mother’s Day, Australia’s national day of appreciation for mothers, on May 10 2015.
At first the teen was charged with three counts of terrorism-related offences, but on Monday the prosecution withdrew two of the charges.
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