Five dead in Sydney, perpetrator shot dead

Five people were killed in a stabbing incident Saturday at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, and the attacker was shot dead by the police.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated on X platform that multiple casualties have been reported and that the thoughts of all Australians are with those affected and their loved ones.

Eight people, including a child, had been taken to hospital, said a New South Wales Ambulance spokesperson.

New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Tony Cooke said that the attacker engaged with nine people as he moved through, stabbing them with a weapon he was carrying.

Source: Kuwait News Agency