Australia: At a backpacker's hostel, a man described as "French" stabbed three people and a dog, killing one victim, a 21-year-old British woman, while yelling "Allah hu ackbar."
UPDATE 2.10PM: A British man stabbed during a violent attack at a Home Hill backpackers hostel remains in a critical condition at the Townsville Hospital. A 29-year-old French man accused of stabbing three people and a dog while yelling “Allahu Akbar” is in a stable condition.
A 21-year-old British woman was killed during the frenzied attack, which occurred about 11.15pm last night.
UPDATE 12.15PM: POLICE have confirmed a Frenchman accused of a stabbing frenzy at a Home Hill backpackers yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the violent incident and as he was taken in to custody.
The man was heard saying the phrase, which means God is great in Arabic, by witnesses and it was also captured by police body cameras during his arrest.