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media_playKnives used in terror attacks because they 'don't raise red flags'

Knives used in terror attacks because they ‘don’t raise red flags’

Deakin University Senior Lecturer Dr Matteo Vergani says terror attacks using knives are on the rise as they are a weapon that is “easy to obtain” without raising “red flags”. “It is an increasingly common form of terror attack because it is easy to obtain weapons,” he told Sky News. “Unlike bombs, when a terrorist wants to make a bomb and find components it raises red flags – but not with knives.” Dr Vergani’s comments come after two people were killed and a terrorist was shot dead by police in a stabbing attack on London Bridge in the UK. Three other people were injured in the incident which began early on Friday afternoon, London time.

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