Terror in Canada

By NewsRoom24 on October 22nd, 2014 / Views
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A Canadian soldier was shot and killed as he and another soldier stood guard at Canada’s Parliament war memorial.More shots were fired outside a nearby shopping centre and several buildings around the city are on lockdown.

The latest incident began when soldiers guarding the memorial came under fire on Wednesday morning.The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level, after another soldier was killed on Monday.
A government official earlier said the raised threat level was in response to an increase in online “general chatter” from radical groups including Islamic State and al-Qaeda.
Armed Forces in action
Ministry spokesman Jean-Christophe de Le Rue said on Tuesday that the increased level “means that intelligence has indicated that an individual or group within Canada or abroad has the intent and capability to commit an act of terrorism”.
Earlier this month, the country announced plans to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.But there is no confirmation any of this week’s attacks are linked to IS or the new military campaign.

On Tuesday a Muslim convert was killed by Quebec police after deliberately hitting two soldiers in his car, killing one and injuring another

War Memorial

Ottawa police, whose buildings were also locked down, provided details on Twitter about multiple shootings: “Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill.”

Police have suggested  to stay away from windows and roofs as they search for additional suspects.One gunman – said to be carrying a rifle – fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial and then ran into the parliament.


Canadian MP Marc Garneau  said that the indications are there is more than one gunman,there may be several and  adds that he and fellow politicians were evacuated from the area.The nearby University of Ottawa has been placed on lockdown, as well as all local police buildings and the US Embassy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Stephen Harper “is safe and has left Parliament Hill”, his director of communications wrote on Twitter.White House is in touch with Canadian officials.A call between Mr Harper and US President Barack Obama was also being arranged at Mr Harper’s “earliest convenience”, he added.

Emergency staff with the injured person

MP Tony Clement tweeted that he heard “at least 30 shots” and apparently was able to take cover with colleagues.


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