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Australian police make counterterror raids in Melbourne a week after terror suspect was shot

A police officer, left, speaks with two people outside of a house where a man was taken into custody during a counterterrorism raid in Seabrook in suburban Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The man was arrested after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVING

A police officer, left, speaks with two people outside of a house where a man was taken into custody during a counterterrorism raid in Seabrook in suburban Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The man was arrested after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVING  (The Associated Press)

Counterterrorism police have raided homes in the Australian city of Melbourne where a suspected terrorist was shot dead last week.

Australian Federal Police said in a statement that a joint state and federal police operation has executed search warrants early Tuesday in the Melbourne suburbs of Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington. Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported a man had been taken into custody.

Police said the raids were not a response to a threat to public safety or related to last week's shooting.

An 18-year-old man was killed last Tuesday after he stabbed two police officers during a meeting outside a Melbourne police station. Both officers are recovering.

The raids come after police detained 16 people in counterterrorism raids in Sydney two weeks ago.