BREAKING NEWS: More terror fears after vehicle RAMS into Christian rights group...

BREAKING NEWS: More terror fears after vehicle RAMS into Christian rights group HQ

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The vehicle then exploded into flame, gutting the van and causing damage to the exterior of the buildoing.

No-one was injuried in the attack, according to the company’s managing director, who said it followed a series of online assaults.

The incident occurred at the Canberra headquarters of the Australian Christian Lobby.

A man is believed to have fled the scene of the incident, which occurred at around 10.45pm local time.

The group’s managing director Lyle Shelton Tweeted: “A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & exploded all staff are safe.

“I do not know the condition of the driver. Prayers appreciated.”

Christian van attack

He added: “Police contacted me and told me that someone has driven a white van into the carpark of our office and it has been loaded with gas cylinders and then it has been detonated.

“We have had the normal trolls on social media and even had death threats sent to our Canberra office over the year but I am very concerned someone would do this

“It is a relief the building was unoccupied at the time and we are all very thankful our staff are all safe.

“Obviously this is very unsettling to us but also to anyone in Australia, for this to happen in Canberra, our nation’s capital is very disappointing.

“It is something I thought would never happen here, I can’t believe it.”

Australian Capital Territory Police said: “Investigations into a vehicle fire at the Australian Christian Lobby and no one was injured inside the building.

“There are no public safety issues and ACT are seeking any witnesses to the incident.”