Terror in the Suburbs?

Just before midnight on a remote road in rural Victoria last December, worried residents spotted a group of young men in military-style clothing gathered around several vehicles. They called local police, who confronted the men in bushland near Kinglake, about 60 km northeast of Melbourne. The group claimed they were there to play paintball, a game - illegal in Victoria - in which participants shoot at each other with paint-filled pellets. But in one of the cars was a laptop computer which police say had little to do with harmless play: it contained a digital manual on homemade explosives.

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