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Melbourne stabbing an act of terror: Police

IANS  |  Canberra 

Police in on Saturday alleged that a stabbing in a suburb a day ago was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

Bangladeshi woman was arrested at the scene on Friday after she allegedly stabbed a 56-year-old man while he was asleep, reported.

On Saturday she was charged by the Victorian Joint Counter-Team taskforce.

The victim on Saturday underwent for that the police said were not life-threatening.

said there was no ongoing threat to the community, but "this was a stand-alone, Islamic State-inspired attack, designed to cause harm".

Shoma, who arrived in on February 1 on a student visa, is facing one count of engaging in a terrorist act; a charge which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 13:40 IST