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Briton dead in Australian 'extremist' attack

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>> A British woman has been stabbed to death in Australia in what police say maybe an extremist attack. Two other people injured in the attack of a backpackers hostel in Townsville, one of the injured, a 30 year old British man in critical condition. The suspected attacker has been detained.
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Police say, he's a 29 year old French man in the country on a tourist visa, they're investigating his motives.>> It is alleged that the suspect used the phrase, Allah Akbar, during the attack and when arrested by police. This person appears to have acted alone. He is a visit to Australia and has no known local connections however investigations are ongoing.
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Police are not searching for any other person in relation to this incident.>> Australia has suffered a number of so called lone wolf attacks that includes the 2014 siege of the Sidney Cafe, left two hostages and the gunman dead