Queensland student heads to bali bombing trials
“This court order makes it a criminal offence to attempt to commit a terrorist act, to attempt to commit an act of extreme violence against a Commonwealth citizen,” a prosecutor told the court on Tuesday.
At least five men were arrested on charges including murder for shooting four people in Bali from May 29 to June 13, 2015, according to an AFP reporter inside the court.
The four killed were identified by their family members as Peter Tsega-Jusupa and Robert Yambui, both residents of Bali.
They had been shot at close range inside the store, which was filled with police officers and guards, and one died at the scene of the attack, his brother said.
The shooting took place at 10.26pm when four men entered a pharmacy, according to Yambui, the brother.
The men, one of whom was armed with a pistol, pulled a handgun out and opened fire on police.
The first shot struck Yambui in the legs before killing one of the men and injuring the others, the AFP correspondent said.
Officers at the scene shot the men dead and one of the victims was pronounced dead.
The second was taken to a hospital with wounds that were not believed to be life-threatening, while one of the dead was treated for a stab wound.
Witnesses said some of the men could be seen wearing balis, a traditional Cape costume, a traditional robe worn by Africans.
The men who were shot in the street were carrying an AK-47 rifle and a pistol, according to several witnesses.
The prosecutor, who has ordered extra security around Bali, said he would have issued the order if it had not been for one witness who called security, who later said the men were unarmed.
The AFP correspondent룰렛 said one of the victims, who was a student of journalism, told him his cousin saw the shooting and called police. He told the correspondent they heard four shots, but could not confirm the number or distance.
Police said earlier on Monday that police had found a man who had been waiting to buy a gun in the store. The unnamed man was not arrested.
The Bali shootings have been described as the first major incident of “malignant sectarianism” in Australia’s capital.