>> We still don't know the airline that was allegedly targeted in the Australian bomb plot. But Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways says it's helping the police in the investigation into an Islamic conspired plot to bring down a plane. Strict to security screening has been put in place at airports across Australia.
Police say the attack involved an improvised device and an airline heading to the Gulf. Reuters, Alexander Cornwell in Dubai has been looking into the possible targets.>> Reuters has quoted one official saying that the target on the plot was a commercial flight from Sydney airport to the Gulf.
Now, Etihad Airways flies twice a day from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. There are other airlines flying to the Middle East to the Gulf from Australia including Emirates and Cathay Airways as well as Australian carrier Qantas. So far the Middle Eastern Airlines and Qantas have not yet commented on the Australian federal investigation.
>> Four men were arrested in raids in several suburbs in Sydney at the weekend. US officials who spoke to Reuters anonymously said the planned attack had been disrupted after a foreign intelligence service intercepted communications between the plotters in Sydney and Islamic State members in Syria. Travelers in Australia are facing disruption in airports.
Passengers have been asked to arrive earlier than usual for additional screening.