Melbourne terror: Bourke St knifeman dead after stabbing leaves 1 dead, car fire

Melbourne terror: Bourke St knifeman dead after stabbing leaves 1 dead, car fire

The Islamic State group says one of its fighters carried out a knife attack in Melbourne in which one died and two were wounded.

The group's Amaq news website provided no evidence for the claim.

"The one who carried out the ramming and stabbing operation in Melbourne (..) is one of the fighters of the Islamic State and he is carrying out the operation in response to (a call) to the citizens of the coalition," Amaq said on Friday ,

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to "use bombs, knives or cars to carry out attacks" in August in 2014 over parts of Iraq and Syria.

The attacker in Melbourne was shot by police in the center of Melbourne and stabbed three people, killing one. The attacker died later in hospital.

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