“Anti-terrorist authorities in Sydney,” from AAP, with thanks to Danlew:
Counter terrorism authorities have descended on Sydney’s west after a shooting linked to the Iraqi election added to tensions heightened by the historic ballot.
Witnesses said two men with guns aimed at a number of cars and shops, and fired five shots during a melee involving 100 people on the main street of Auburn, about 11pm (AEDT) on Sunday.
Police said four men, including one hurt by a ricocheting shotgun pellet, were treated for minor injuries.
They said the shooting followed a clash on Saturday involving protesters from an anti-election group and voters outside a polling booth in Auburn – one of Australia’s nine out-of-country polling stations for Iraq’s first election in 50 years.
But NSW police Superintendent Allan Harding said he was satisfied it was an isolated act committed by criminally motivated people.
On what basis did he arrive at this satisfaction?