Canada foils ‘al-Qaeda inspire’ terror attack on train

Source: BBC

Canada’s authorities say they have arrested and charged two people with conspiring to carry out an “al-Qaeda inspired” attack on a passenger train.

At a news conference, the authorities said the suspects Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, were arrested in Montreal and Toronto on Monday.

The attacked was allegedly planned on a VIA passenger train in the greater Toronto area. It was not clear when.

The two men will now appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the surveillance operation leading to the arrests of the two suspects was “a result of extensive collaborative efforts”.


Categories: Americas, Canada

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  1. Moderate Muslims should work with the law enforcements and media should not paint Muslims with a broad brush and make a clear distinction between moderates and extremists.

    I am glad that this success was achieved through “a result of extensive collaborative efforts”.

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