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Battle of Broken Hill

Summary
The Battle of Broken Hill was an incident which took place in Australia near Broken Hill, New South Wales, on 1 January 1915. Two men shot dead four people and wounded seven more before being killed by police and military officers. Though politically and religiously motivated, the men were not members of any sanctioned armed force and the attacks were criminal. The two men were later identified as former camel drivers from colonial India (some sources incorrectly identify them as Turkish). The assailants The attackers were former camel-drivers working at Broken Hill. They were Badsha Mahommed Gool (born c. 1874), an ice-cream vendor, and Mullah Abdullah (born c. 1854), at one point a halal butcher and often reported as a local imam, though this is open to dispute. Gool's ice-cream cart was well known in town and was used to transport the men to the attack site. They also fashioned a home-made Ottoman flag which they flew. They appear
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