Terrorism in Australia

The first terrorist attack on Australian soil occurred at the Battle of Broken Hill, which was a mass killing which took place near Broken Hill, Australia on 1 January 1915. Two Afghan camel-drivers, Badsha Mahommed Gool and Mullah Abdullah, shot dead four people and wounded seven more, before being located and killed by police and military officers. While the attack was politically inspired the men were not members of any sanctioned armed force, nor dressed in military uniform. The day before the attack, both men had sworn allegiance to the Ottoman sultan and had fashioned a home-made Ottoman flag from curtain material.