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Teenage suspected terrorist appears in Australian court charged over alleged bomb plot

In this May 8, 2015 photo, two members of the police bomb squad carry a device to a sand bagged area to be detonated as terror raids are carried out at Greenvale in Melbourne, Australia. A 17-year-old boy arrested last week when police allegedly found three homemade bombs in his family home in Australia's second-largest city appeared in a children's court on Monday, May 11, 2015, charged with terrorism offenses. (Tracey Nearmy/AAP Image via AP) NO ARCHIVING. AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT

In this May 8, 2015 photo, two members of the police bomb squad carry a device to a sand bagged area to be detonated as terror raids are carried out at Greenvale in Melbourne, Australia. A 17-year-old boy arrested last week when police allegedly found three homemade bombs in his family home in Australia's second-largest city appeared in a children's court on Monday, May 11, 2015, charged with terrorism offenses. (Tracey Nearmy/AAP Image via AP) NO ARCHIVING. AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT  (The Associated Press)

A 17-year-old boy arrested last week when police allegedly found three homemade bombs in his family home in Australia's second-largest city has appeared in a children's court charged with terrorism offenses.

The boy is a juvenile suspect and cannot be publicly identified. He was remanded in custody after a brief court appearance in a Melbourne Children's Court on Monday charged with planning a terrorist act somewhere in Victoria state and with possessing items connected with a terrorist act.

He faces a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted.

The boy did not enter a plea and did not apply for bail. He will appear next on May 26.