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Australian police declare Sydney church stabbing terrorist attack

Sydney, April 16 (UNI) The recent stabbing in an Assyrian Orthodox church in Sydney has been declared a terrorist attack with possible religious motives, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police Reece Kershaw said on Tuesday.
On Monday, Assyrian Orthodox bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was attacked by a man armed with a knife during a church service in Sydney. The bishop and four churchgoers were injured as a result of the attack, the police said, adding that the alleged perpetrator had been detained. The attack sparked riots on the streets of Sydney, during which several police officers were injured, Australian media reported.
"We can confirm that this incident has now been declared a terrorist attack and a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in relation to the incident. I can also confirm that this matter is now under the investigation by the NSW [New South Wales] Joint Counter Terrorism team," the commissioner told a press conference.
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