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Prime Minister: Man accused of Australian terror attack plot threatened to stab kidneys, necks

Australia's prime minister says one of two men charged with planning to launch an imminent terrorist attack in Australia appeared on a video threatening to stab the kidneys and necks of their victims.

Omar Al-Kutobi and Mohammad Kiad were charged this week with planning a terrorist act after police raided their Sydney home and seized the video, a homemade flag associated with the Islamic State group, a machete and a hunting knife.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that the video shows one of the men saying: "We will carry out the first operation for the soldiers of the caliphate in Australia. ... I swear to almighty Allah, blond people, there is no room for blame between you and us. We only owe you stabbing the kidneys and striking necks."