van has rammed into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra before exploding, according to local media reports. Lyle Shelton, the managing director of ACL tweeted an image of a burnt out van and confirmed that all staff were safe. “All staff are safe. I do not know the condition of the driver. Prayers appreciated,” he tweeted.

Mr Shelton added: “Shocked this could happen in Australia”. The explosion destroyed the van and blew out the building’s windows, according to reports. The ACL lobbies national and state/territory governments on Christian values. Most recently it has been campaigning against same-sex marriage. READ MORE