The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in Australia that police say was linked to terrorism
Australian police say they believe an attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed three people, one fatally, in the country's second-largest city is linked to terrorism
MELBOURNE — 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 Daesh 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
Shire Ali planned on a fireball, many knifings and mayhem, but he was thwarted.
Victoria state Police said Hassain Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had also planned for his vehicle to explode in the attack in Melbourne, but gas cylinders in the back of his pick-up failed to ignite.
A local sheikh says the Islamic State-inspired terrorist who carried out yesterday's fatal stabbing in Bourke Street, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, was not mentally fit, while police confirm his passport was cancelled in 2015 over fears he planned to travel to Syria.
Officers said barbecue gas cylinders in the back of Hassain Khalif Shire Ali’s pick-up failed to ignite.
Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had his passport cancelled in 2015 after he planned to travel to Syria, police say.
A Somali-born Australian who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday.
The lone terrorist who fatally stabbed a man in Bourke Street on Friday planned to cause an explosion in Melbourne by igniting gas cylinders in his car, police say.
One person has died and two others have been injured after being stabbed by a man in the center of the southeastern Australian city of Melbourne. Police said they are treating the attack as terrorism.