The Melbourne terrorist was planning to organize an explosion in the city center

SYDNEY, 10 November. / Tass /. The Australian police said the terrorist who attacked the police in central Melbourne on Friday was planning an explosion. About this ABC television company Saturday.

As assistant to the commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Jan McCartney, 30, from Somalia, Shir Ali, was inspired by the calls of the leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation). "He had a radical mentality and very inspired by Islamic references and slogans distributed via the Internet, now we know with certainty that Shir Ali was preparing an explosion in the center of Melbourne," McCartney told reporters.

According to the police, the Somali has assembled an explosive device in the car, using cylinders with domestic gas. Before the accident, he tried to put it into action, but, for unknown reasons, the device did not work.

Last Friday in the Australian Melbourne there was a terrorist attack. The car crashed into a mall building in the city's business district and caught fire. After the police arrived, a man with a knife, shouting "Allah Akbar", attacked the forces of order.

As a result, three passersby were injured, one of whom, a 74-year-old man, died later. The other two – men aged 26 and 58 – are in hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. The assailant received a gunshot wound and died in the hospital.

The terrorist group of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but did not provide evidence. Later, the Australian police confirmed that the assailant Hassan Khalif Shir Ali had ties with the terrorist group IG. A 30-year-old man of Somali origin has arrived in Australia with his family over the years & # 80; It has already come to the attention of the police because of the connections of members of his family with terrorist organizations.

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