Melbourne attacker had passport cancelled in 2015 because he wanted to fight for Isis

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Source: The Guardian

By Lisa Martin

The man who was killed after stabbing a passerby to death and injuring two others in Melbourne had his passport cancelled in 2015 because he wanted to fight for Islamic State in Syria.

But despite being known to the police and intelligence agencies, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, was not being actively monitored before Friday afternoon’s Bourke Street attack.

Shire Ali, drove a 4×4 vehicle loaded with gas bottles into the city centre, ignited the vehicle into a ball of flames and then attacked passers-by with a knife.

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