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Aussie Teen Allegedly Planned To Paint ISIS Symbol On Kangaroo And Fill It With Explosives

Sevdet Besim is accused of plotting a terror attack in Melbourne last year.

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A 19-year-old Melbourne man discussed painting a kangaroo with the ISIS symbol, packing the animal with explosives, and targeting police officers in an Anzac Day terror attack, a court heard on Thursday.


Sevdet Besim, from the southeast Melbourne suburb of Hallam, was committed to stand trial in the Victorian supreme court after pleading not guilty to four charges on Thursday.

Besim is accused of planning to run over and behead a police officer in the lead-up to April 25 last year.


"Communications resume in the early hours of Thursday 20 March 2015 with an image being sent by Besim with a comment of 'look what I got ahaha'," the prosecution alleged, according to report by the ABC.

"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 IS symbol and set loose on police officers."

The prosecution alleged Besim told a teenager overseas, ā€œIā€™d love to take out some cops. I was gonna meet with them then take some heads ahaha.ā€


He is also alleged to have said that he was "ready to fight these dogs on there [sic] doorstep".

Police said Besim googled search terms including "Anzac day parade 2015", "shrine of Remembrance", and "Melbourne Anzac Day 2015" in February.

Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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