One person died in the knife attack along with the attacker

Police in Australia say the man behind yesterday's terror attack in Melbourne was inspired by the Islamic State group.

Officers say Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, originally from Somalia, had his passport cancelled in 2015 following reports he planned to travel to Syria.

He stabbed one person to death, before being shot dead by police.

Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has paid tribute to those who intervened: