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Shoot-to-kill power granted for Aussie cops in vehicle terror attacks

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Shoot-to-kill power granted for Aussie cops in vehicle terror attacks

Xinhua

by Shi Yinglun

SYDNEY, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Police in the Australian state of Victoria have been granted shoot-to-kill powers in the event of a hostile vehicle attack -- a shocking trend which has become increasingly common in global terror incidents over recent years.

The regulations, which were revealed to the public on Monday, represent an Australian first in terms of the specific policy for dealing with hostile vehicle attacks.

"Protecting the community is our number one priority and by releasing this policy we are trusting our officers to assess the situation and act accordingly," Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said.

Hundreds of people have been killed and injured in vehicle attacks since 2016, when a religious extremist drove a rental truck down a crowded promenade in the French city of Nice during a Bastille Day celebration.

Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/28/c_138509052.htm