Federal and state police will charge a South Australian woman with links to ISIS terrorist group.
According to the police, the 22-year-old woman, who is of Somali origin, has pledge her allegiance to Islamic State online. She has arrived in Australia at the age of 14 and is currently leaving in the western suburbs of Adelaide. The woman was arrested today after a search of a property.
AFP assistant commissioner Ian McCartney said there was no threat in Australia in relation to the case.
“The charges we’ve laid today against this person are serious and significant and should be not underestimated. And to reiterate, this incident is not linked to the activity that’s occurred in Manchester overnight.”
A bomb went off at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena killing 19 and wounding more than 50.
South Australia’s assistant commissioner Linda Williams said the woman was not planning an attack.
“I would like to emphasis to the South Australian community that the accused has been charged with membership of a terrorism organisation, not with specifically planning any attack. There is no known ongoing threat to the community.”
The woman would appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today and may get a maximum of 10 years in jail if found guilty.