Man aimed for Syd­ney shoot­ings

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS - – Ian Pater­son, Daily Tele­graph

A SYD­NEY man has pleaded guilty to plan­ning a ter­ror­ist at­tack and shoot­ing spree. NSW Supreme Court heard Tamim Khaja, 20, of Mac­quarie Park planned an at­tack that would have re­sulted in the “mass mur­der” of in­no­cent civil­ians. The Crown al­leged he scoped out Par­ra­matta Court­house, mil­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties at Gar­den Is­land Navy Base on Syd­ney Har­bour and Vic­to­ria Bar­racks in Syd­ney’s Padding­ton as tar­gets last year. When he was 18, Khaja tried to buy a sui­cide vest on­line and planned to go on a shoot­ing spree, the court heard.

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