Wyatt Roy, Australia's youngest ever federal politician, has been attacked by ISIS fighters during an unannounced trip to Iraq.
According to SBS News, five ISIS fighters were killed in the attack on Roy and his companions.
Roy insisted he was not breaching any Australian law and stayed away from visiting areas currently under control orders. He said, "the Australian government didn't know I was here".
A statement from the local Kurdish forces, sent to BuzzFeed News through Roy's traveling consultant, said it "was a pleasure to host Wyatt Roy here in Sinjar".
Roy, who became the youngest politician ever elected to federal parliament in 2010, lost his seat at the 2016 election. Since then, the former assistant innovation minister has taken a job with a venture capital fund.
But the news of the 26-year-old's trip to the ISIS frontlines sent everyone into a tailspin.
Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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