23 Dec 2010

Trio found guilty of plotting terror attack on base

6:06 pm on 23 December 2010

Three men have been found guilty of plotting a suicide attack on an army base in Sydney.

Five men, all Australian citizens with Somali or Lebanese origins, were accused of targeting the Holsworthy base last year.

A Melbourne court convicted three of conspiring to commit a terrorist act and acquitted the other two.

Had the attack gone ahead, police say, it would have been the worst in Australian history.

Officials say the plan was for a group of men armed with automatic rifles to go into the base and keep on shooting until they were killed.