Australia to increase security in wake of attack near British parliament

Australia to increase security in wake of attack near British parliament

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SYDNEY: Australia will improve safety across the nation's parliament on Thursday within the wake of a lethal assault in London, the nation's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated.

Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a automotive ploughed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman near the British parliament in what police referred to as a "marauding terrorist assault".

Turnbull, who will welcome Chinese language Premier Li Keqiang at parliament in Canberra later within the day, stated the London assault strengthened the approaching menace confronted by Australia.

"We work very, very intently with our allies, together with the UK and america and lots of different companions around the globe," Turnbull advised reporters.

"However we have to be clear-eyed concerning the danger. It's actual and that's the reason terror menace degree is about at possible."

Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, has been on heightened alert for assaults by home-grown radicals since 2014 and authorities have stated they've thwarted various plots.

There have been a number of "lone wolf" assaults, together with a 2014 cafe siege in Sydney that left two hostages and the gunman lifeless.

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