Ter­ror­ist’s CBD plot to kill

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THE brother of the Bourke St Mall ter­ror­ist who ex­e­cuted Mel­bourne cafe owner Sisto Malaspina has been jailed for 10 years over his own plot to kill as “many people as I can”.

Ali Khalif Shire Ali, 23, had ini­tially planned to drive a truck through New Year’s Eve crowds at Fed­er­a­tion Square in 2017.

But when he lost his driver’s li­cence, his plot quickly changed and he fo­cused on get­ting his hands on a high­pow­ered AK47 ri­fle.

He wanted to po­si­tion him­self in the mid­dle of the crowd and open fire on in­no­cent civil­ians, be­fore taking some hostage.

His brother Has­san Khalif Shire Ali, 30, was shot dead by po­lice in 2018.

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