A teenage terror suspect believed to be associated with Islamic State (IS) group was shot to death in Australia after he brutally stabbed two police officers. Islamic State is the radical group that controls many areas of Iraq and Syria.
The stabbing and shooting happened at a police station in Melbourne. According to News.com.au, police believe that 18-year old Numan Haider's plan was to follow instructions from the Islamic State and behead officers and then cover their bodies in the Islamic State flag.
AdvertisementHaider recently posted images of himself in military gear on the Internet with an Islamic flag in his hand. The youth was reportedly seen waving a flag of Islamic State (IS) in Australia on a previous occasion.
Australian police officials have confirmed the teenager's passport had been cancelled on security grounds.
Victoria Police Commissioner Ken Lay said the police were wary of the teenager's activities since the last three months, adding that late last week police learned of "behaviours that were causing significant concern".
Lay confirmed police had information the fanatic had been seen waving Islamic State flags at a local shopping centre.
Haider, who was reportedly under probe for threats against the Prime Minister, agreed to meet with two police officers for an "amicable discussion" at a Melbourne police station last night.
After he arrived at the police station and shook hands with the officers, the teenager attacked the two cops with a knife, after which he was shot dead.
This shooting incident has come days after police officials conducted major anti-terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane after they reportedly received information of a plot by IS supporters to randomly select an Australian and publicly behead the person.