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Two brothers accused of Vic terror plot

AAP logoAAP 24/12/2016 Jacqueline Le

Two brothers are among four men accused of planning to bomb Melbourne landmarks on Christmas Day.

Broadmeadows man Ibrahim Abbas faced the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with preparing or planning a terrorist act.

The 22-year-old had a black eye, which his lawyer said he had sustained during police raids across the northern suburbs on Friday morning.

The lawyer requested a Koranand a prayer mat on Abbas' behalf.

Magistrate Steve Raleigh said the request was a matter for prison authorities.

Abbas' 21-year-old brother, Hamza, has also been charged with preparing or planning a terrorist act.

He appeared before court on Friday, along with Ahmed Mohamed, 24, from Meadow Heights and 26-year-old Abdullah Chaarani.

Police allege the men were behind an Islamic State-inspired plot targeting Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral.

All four men have been remanded into custody to reappear in court in April.

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