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    Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Police Association called for its officers to be better trained and prepared for possible lone-wolf style terror attacks in the wake of the recent shootings in Copenhagen, ABC Australia reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, a gunman opened fire at a debate on free speech in Denmark’s capital. One person was killed and three others injured in the incident. On Sunday, another person was killed, presumably by the same gunman at a synagogue in Copenhagen. Danish police officer later killed the lone-gunman responsible for the attacks.

    Following the shooting, the NSW Police Force Association said it wants to supply general duty officers with long-range firearms. The association said that all police cars must carry long-range firearms to be able to shoot gunmen from afar.

    "Yes, it will cost millions of dollars and it will cost a period of time for police officers to be trained and off the road, but in saying that, we need to do this," NSW police association president Scott Weber said as quoted by the ABC Australia.

    The killings in Denmark came just two months after a deadly terror attack in Australia. In December 2014, an Iranian-born Australian took almost 20 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney. Police stormed the building after a 16-hour siege. Three people were killed, including the gunman.


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