Sunday, March 26, 2006

Bombing for love
Woman held in Australian bomb plot

SYDNEY, Mar. 26 (UPI) — An Australian woman was being held Sunday on charges of plotting a public bombing, while her lawyer is seeking a psychiatric evaluation.

Jill Courtney, 26, was arrested in Sydney Friday night by New South Wales and Australian Federal Police, and charged with conspiracy to murder, and conspiracy to cause explosives to be placed in or near a public place between July 1 last year and Saturday.

Police claim Courtney, a Muslim convert, had a relationship with jailed killer Hussan Kalache and agreed to the bomb plot at his request. Kalache allegedly told Courtney if she carried out her mission to bomb a public place in Sydney, he would marry her, Australia's Sunday Mail newspaper reported…

"There is a little concern about her mental health," [her lawyer, Adam] Houda told the court.

No target had been selected for the attack and no explosives were found, the newspaper said.


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