OZ STAB ATTACKER INSPIRED BY ISIS
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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