Terror has struck in Melbourne, Australia with two dead and three police officers shot in the suburb of Brighton. The gunman killed a man and took a female hostage during a siege in which he made a phone call saying he was doing it for Islamic State.
The killer has been identified as a 29-year-old Somali meth user, Yacqub Khayre, who was shot dead by the police in the violent and bloody struggle. ISIS have since claimed that Khayre was a “soldier” of theirs:
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This is the second terror attack on a Western nation in the last few days, leaving many to wonder what measures are being taken to protect innocent lives. The public is asking if the London attackers and the Melbourne gunman were known to the security services already (as was the case with the Manchester bomber).
Amaq, on official ISIS news outlet, has also claimed credit for the recent London Terror Attack.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The Islamic State reports that a detachment of ISIS fighters carried out the attacks in London.
Terrorists affiliated with the extremist network were behind the attack that killed seven and injured 48 Saturday night, the Amaq News Agency, an official ISIS channel, revealed, citing security sources. Amaq is often the first to carry ISIS claims in the wake of violent extremism.