A TERROR suspect who allegedly bought five stolen army rocket launchers said he would use them to blow up “the nuclear place” and Parliament House, a Sydney court heard today.
It is alleged the man, Mohammad Ali Elomar, was later seen near Sydney’s Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, where an access lock for a gate to a nearby reservoir had recently been cut.
The claims were contained in a police statement tendered to Central Local Court, where Taha Abdul Rahman – the man accused of selling the rocket launchers – was today refused bail.
Mr Abdul Rahman, 28, from Leumeah, in Sydney’s south-west, faces 17 charges related to the possession and supply of seven rocket launchers allegedly stolen from the Australian Defence Force.
The statement did not detail how Mr Abdul Rahman allegedly acquired the weapons.
But according to the statement, he sold five rocket launchers to Elomar through an associate, Adnan Darwiche, who was last year jailed for life for double murder.
Mr Elomar, 41, of Bankstown, is one of nine Sydney men charged in late 2005 with conspiring to make explosives in preparation for a terrorist attack.