Terror threat 'probable' in Australia: PM

Terror threat 'probable' in Australia: PM

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands before delivering the National Apology in Can
FILE PHOTO: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison stands before delivering the National Apology to survivors of child sexual abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 22, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that the likelihood of a terror attack in the country remains at the "probable" level, a day after a fatal stabbing in Melbourne that police said was inspired by Islamic State.

Australia has a five-level terror threat ranking system and "probable" is its midpoint. The threat likelihood has been set at probable since the five-level system was introduced in 2015.

Morrison told reporters that radical Islam posed a threat to the country. "I need to call it out. Radical, violent extremist Islam that opposes our very way of life," he said.

Source: Reuters

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