Australian police secured the middle of the nation’s greatest city on Monday after an equipped attacker strolled into a downtown Sydney bistro, took prisoners and constrained them to show an Islamic banner, touching off apprehensions of a Jihadist assault.

An armed man today took undisclosed number of people hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney and displayed a black flag with Arabic script in the window, sparking a security alert in Australia.

  • Armed men walked into the Lindt café in Sydney’s Martin Place at 9.45am
  • Up to 20 people including staff and customers are being held hostage
  • A black ‘shahada’ jihadist flag is being held up in the window
  • Reports that hostage-taker has a shotgun and possibly an explosive device
  • Heavily armed police have sealed off area around the café
  • Nearby U.S. consulate has been evacuated in the wake of the raid
  • NYPD said it is aware of the situation and watching closely
  • Jihadists regularly encourage ‘lone wolf’ attacks in Western countries
  • The United States is the most prominent target

 

Sydney Terror Attack

Sydney Terror Attack

Sydney Terror Attack

Sydney Terror Attack

 

Source – Dailymail

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