Islamic State claims Melbourne attack

Islamic State claims Melbourne attack

Islamic State claims Melbourne attack

This was reported controlled by terrorists Amaq news Agency, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

The attack was carried out on a busy downtown street during the late Friday afternoon rush hour by Melbourne time. When police responded to calls about the burning vehicle, the man brandished his knife and threatened them.

He then went on a rampage with a knife, trying to stab members of the public and police, before being shot in the chest. One died later in the hospital, from the injuries sustained. The police made a fearless effort to talk him down while he slashed at them.

Police are calling for witnesses to come forward. He moved to Australia in the '90s from Somalia, and had a record of "minor" offenses, including marijuana use, some driving offenses and theft. It is specified that the 31-year-old militant and his family have already been under the supervision of the Victoria State Police and federal intelligence agencies.

Khalif's passport was cancelled several years ago after he was noted as one of 300 potential security risks.

Australia newspaper ABC, citing law enforcement reports that the assailant, who was wounded by police during arrest, died in hospital.

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Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, who is leading the preliminary probe, has confirmed the the investigators are probing the case as an "act of terror". They were immediately attacked by the suspect wielding his knife. Eyewitnesses described the victim as male. Both are now in hospital.

An unidentified witness then approached the alleged driver and was stabbed directly in the neck.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has called for unity and integrity in the nation, while condemning "the evil inhumane attack". "They've done each and every one of us proud", he continued.

The attacker was shot as he tried to stab two officers and died later in Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The man who carried out the terror attack outside a Melbourne mall yesterday has been claimed by Islamic State as being one of their fighters. There has not been any independent confirmation of this claim as of yet.

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