Malcolm Turnbull leads calls for investigation into how Yacqub Khayre, who was linked to a 2009 terror plot and had a history of violent crime, was able to enact his Isis-inspired attack

The Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull has led calls for an investigation into why a gunman who held a woman hostage while claiming links to Islamic State had been freed on parole just six months earlier.

Yacqub Khayre, a 29-year-old Somali-born Australian, killed a man before being shot dead by police in a Melbourne suburb on Monday night. He injured three police officers in a shootout in which the hostage was released unharmed. “This is for IS, this is for al-Qaida,” he reportedly told TV station Channel 7 during the siege.

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