FOR police and security officials responsible for stopping extremist attacks before they happen, events in the heart of Sydney yesterday were a reminder of the worst possible scenario. The use in the CBD siege of techniques used by lone-wolf operators was a chilling lesson in the risks faced by modern societies. Whatever the intention behind the siege, it triggered the extensive and complex response that authorities have developed to deal with terrorist operations.
Armed police outside the Lindt Café–Pic -Getty An injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney- Pic- AP photo.
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