Mel­bourne Po­lice See IS In­spi­ra­tion Be­hind Stab­bings


MEL­BOURNE (Reuters) - An Aus­tralian man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylin­ders in the cen­tre of Mel­bourne and stabbed one per­son to death was in­spired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, po­lice said on Satur­day.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the man re­spon­si­ble for Fri­day’s at­tack as So­mali-born Has­san Khalif Shire Ali, 30, and said he was rad­i­calised and in­spired by the mil­i­tant group’s pro­pa­ganda. He was shot by po­lice and died in hospi­tal.

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