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Lebanon says it helped foil plot to blow aeroplane in Australia

Bomb was supposedly hidden inside a large Barbie doll

AP/PTI  |  Beirut 

Lebanon's interior minister says the country's police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from

Nouhad Machnouk told reporters on Monday that four Lebanese-Australian brothers, including one who is in detention in Lebanon, had plotted to blow up the plane with a hidden inside a large


Australian authorities have said they thwarted a credible terrorist plot to down an by smuggling a device onboard. They have provided few details, including the precise nature of the threat or any airlines involved.

Machnouk said two other brothers are held in while the fourth is a senior member of the group based in the northern of

First Published: Mon, August 21 2017. 21:15 IST
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