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    Sydney cafe siege in December as well as the rise in the number of IS followers raised secutiry concerns among Australian authorities.

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stressed the necessity of a tighter migrant control, after two terrorism suspects, charged with preparing an attack, were arrested on Tuesday.

    Abbott said that those applying for a residence permit in the country should be carefully checked and called for enhanced border security.

    The two men were reportedly arrested only a few hours before the planned to carry out a terrorist act.

    The first major Islamic terror act took place in Australia in December, when a man of Iranian origin took hostage several people in a Sydney café. The attack claimed lives of three people, including the attacker, and caused uproar in the country.


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