AFP confirm 12yo boy on terrorism radar

THE head of the Australian Federal Police has warned the threat of terrorism in Australia is getting worse, as he confirms a 12-year-old boy is on the radar of security agencies.

The young boy is believed to be among a group of radicalised youth on the police radar in connection with the 15-year-old Parramatta shooter.

It’s understood he is listed on a federal court order imposed on a man who’s been prohibited from communicating with an 18-year-old being held in relation to the death of NSW police employee Curtis Cheng.


Cheng was shot dead by Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar, 15, on October 2 as he left the Parramatta police headquarters for the weekend.

The teenager was later shot dead by a special constable.

The suspect has been banned from talking to a total of 18 people – including the 12-year-old.

He is still in police custody after being arrested in sweeping raids over a week ago.

It comes as the Prime Minister prepares to host a summit on combating violent extremism, in which the radicalisation will be one of the hot topics.

Malcolm Turnbull will join with senior law enforcement and counter-terrorism officials in Canberra this morning for the discussion.