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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 - 9:20
Melbourne siege a 'terrorist incident'
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Australian police are treating as a "terrorist incident" a Melbourne siege in which a gunman was killed.

Officers went to an address in a suburb of the city on Monday after reports of an explosion and found one man already dead in a stairwell.

Another man, now identified as Yacqub Khayre, was holding a woman inside the building against her will.

Khayre called a local broadcaster during the siege to say he was acting in the name of the Islamic State group.

A news outlet for the group said it had carried out the attack.

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