Canada police ‘kill terror suspect’

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Police have shot dead a suspect in an anti-terror operation in the Canadian province of Ontario, media reports say.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) would only say that “action has been taken” against a lone suspect.

Canadian media said police had raided a property in Strathroy, about 225km (140 miles) south-west of Toronto.

They named the suspect as Aaron Driver, 24, who was arrested last year for openly supporting so-called Islamic State on social media.

The RCMP statement said it had received “credible information of a potential terrorist threat”.

“A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public’s safety,” it added.

“As this is still an unfolding matter and the investigation is still under way, we are not able to provide further comment at this time.”

CBC News said Aaron Driver’s family had confirmed his death.

It said that police had told the family that Driver had detonated an explosive device, injuring himself and another person.

Driver was intending to detonate a second device and that was why police shot him, the report said.

 

Source: BBC