Australian teen accused of ISIS plot to bomb police with a kangaroo
Jan 28, 2016 10:30 PM EST
A teenager from Australia has plotted to pack a kangaroo with explosives, while also painting it with the Islamic State (ISIS) symbol as his plan to reign terror on police officers.
Time reported that 19-year-old Sevdet Besim, is accused of plotting a terror attack during Anzac Day in Melbourne, Australia. The said event is an annual public commemoration of Australia’s war dead.
On Thursday, Besim denied the four charges of planning a terrorist attack in court.
Besim is also being accused of other offenses by the prosecutors. He was allegedly communicating with another teenager overseas, and planning to behead a police officer on Anzac Day.
ABC released a statement from the prosecution’s summary, it states:
"The conversation continues with Besim detailing what he did that day and they have a general discussion around animals and wildlife in Australia including a suggestion that a kangaroo could be packed with C4 explosive, painted with the [ISIS] symbol and set loose on police officers”.
To this end, Besim is currently facing charges connected to searching internet sites, participating in online communications and also creating a plot with the intention of planning a terrorist attack.
He was also accused with a charge that carries a life sentence if proven guilty. The fifth charge was conspiring to do an act in preparation/planning a terror act, but it was withdrawn.
Per NBC, when Besim was arrested last April, police are saying that the alleged Anzac Day plotters had connections to Numan Haider. He was the 18-year old responsible for the stabbing and shooting of two Melbourne policemen in 2014.
Besim was remanded in custody to face the Victorian Supreme Court on February 3.
Anzac day is one of Australia’s historical events. It’s celebrated every 25th of April to commemorate the 1915 Gallipoli landings which was the first military war battled by Australian and New Zealand troops during WWI.