Australia murder ‘linked to terrorism’
03 October 2015, Nirapad News: Australian police say they believe a 15-year-old who killed a police worker in Sydney had links to terrorism.
The teenage boy was killed by New South Wales police on Friday after he gunned down the worker at close range outside the state police headquarters.
Police say the boy, who was of Iraqi-Kurdish heritage, probably acted alone, reported BBC.
In a separate case in Britain, another 15-year-old boy on Friday was given a life sentence for plotting to behead police officers at a Melbourne parade.
The Blackburn teenager – who sent thousands of online messages to an alleged Australian jihadist – will serve at least five years and will only be released once he is no longer considered dangerous.
The man killed in Friday’s incident has been named as Curtis Cheng, a finance worker who had worked for the New South Wales police force for 17 years.
He was shot dead outside his office in Parramatta, a western suburb of Sydney, in what police describe as a targeted attack.
According to some reports, the gunman – whose name has not yet been released – shouted religious slogans before carrying out the attack. He was subsequently killed in an exchange of fire with volunteer police officers.