OZ STAB AT­TACKER IN­SPIRED BY ISIS

Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

36 Sun­day Mail

A man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylin­ders in Mel­bourne and stabbed one per­son to death was in­spired by Is­lamic State.

But he did not have di­rect links with the or­gan­i­sa­tion, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

Off icers iden­ti­fied the man re­spon­si­ble for Fri­day’s at­tack as So­mal i- born Has­san Khalif Shire Ali, 30, and said he was rad­i­calised by the group’s pro­pa­ganda.

He was shot by po­lice and died in hos­pi­tal. Off icers said Shire Ali’s Aus­tralian pass­port was can­celled in 2015 after an in­tel­li­gence re­port he planned to travel to Syria but an as­sess­ment was made that he posed no threat to na­tional se­cu­rity.

Is­lamic State claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack.

Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice’s Ian McCart­ney said: “It’s fair to say he was rad­i­calised.”

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