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2018 Melbourne stabbing attack

One person is killed and two others are injured by a knife-wielding man in Melbourne, Australia. The suspect, a 31-year-old Australian resident originally from Somalia, randomly stabbed pedestrians after exiting his burning, crashed utility truck that held multiple gas canisters. He was shot and killed attempting to stab responding police. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility.

Police kill 'terrorism' suspect after stabbing spree in Melbourne

Australian authorities said they are treating the attack as a "terrorism incident."

  1. ABC News
  2. NPR
  3. The Age