Mel­bourne a ack ‘act of ter­ror’

The Citizen (KZN) - - WORLD - Mel­bourne

– Aus­tralian po­lice yes­ter­day said a deadly knife at­tack in Mel­bourne was an act of ter­ror, re­veal­ing that the de­ceased sus­pect was orig­i­nally from So­ma­lia and was known to in­tel­li­gence agen­cies.

“We are now treat­ing this as a ter­ror­ism event,” said Vic­to­ria Po­lice chief com­mis­sioner Gra­ham Ash­ton. He added the at­tacker, who was shot by po­lice and later died in cus­tody, was known by the au­thor­i­ties be­cause of fam­ily con­nec­tions and had been in Aus­tralia for decades. – AFP

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