Australian government has put the domestic security agencies on high alert, following a possible a threat to their officials. For the past few days, there have been several attacks on the officials worldwide, and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization too has detected threats against its police.
According to the Australian Federal Police, there is a minimal difference in between this menace to its police and the previous one that was to the wider Australian community back in the month of September. Generally, high alert is the second most level of the security alert in the country, and the Australian government is failing to provide any substantial reasons why police is at a greater risk than the people in general.
“Recent events in France, Canada and Australia serve as a sobering reminder of the risks associated with policing,” the statement said.
In October, Canada was hit by two attacks by a terror group known as “lone wolves”, which was believed to be inspired by an Islamic terror group. In Ottawa, capital of Canada, there have been incidents of firing where a man repeatedly shot and killed a soldier at the Canada’s National War Memorial and stormed the Parliament. The same man, two days ago, severely injured a man and killed the another. Later, the police shot him dead in an encounter. In Melbourne, Australia two police officers were stabbed by a teen who was then killed in September end in the suspect of being inspired by Islamic State Group. “We are highly visible; we are easy to target,” Brown told reporters. “You just call us and we come.
In Melbourne, Australia two police officers were stabbed by a teen, who was later shot dead in September end in the suspect of being inspired by Islamic State Group.
Western Australia state’s police commissioner, Stephen Brown asked police in that state to put their uniforms on their car seats instead of hanging it when they are driving from or to their stations as they are visible from outside.
“We are highly visible; we are easy to target,” Brown told reporters. “You simply call us and we come.”
They are ready to help common public, but they should also take care of their own security.