Mel­bourne at­tacker ‘in­spired by Isis’

The Observer - - World -

An Aus­tralian man who set fire to a truck laden with gas cylin­ders in the cen­tre of Mel­bourne and stabbed one per­son to death on Fri­day was in­spired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, po­lice said yes­ter­day. The man, iden­ti­fied as So­mali-born Has­san Khalif Shire Ali, 30, was shot by po­lice and died in hospi­tal.

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