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October 22, 2014

Update: Shootings at Three Sites in Canada?
Update: Soldier Shot at National War Memorial Dies, Reports Senior Canadian Minister
PM Steven Harper: There Is More Than One Shooter

Per Fox, "police searching for multiple gunmen."

Before getting to the claims of shootings at multiple venues, The PJM Tattler notes an interesting fact:

Update: The attacks come on the same day that Canada is set to bestow honorary citizenship on Malala Yousafazi. She won the Nobel Peace Prize last week, for advocating for women’s rights and education in her native Pakistan. That ceremony is to take place in Toronto.
[Quoting the Toronto Star: Yousafzai’s activism on behalf of girls in her region in Pakistan made her a target of the Taliban at the age of 15, when a would-be assassin shot her in the head. Since recovering, she has become known worldwide as a spokesperson on the importance of access to education.


That claim notwithstanding -- sometimes these things are just coincidences.

I don't know if I'd bet that way, but at the moment this is simply a theory and a speculation.

There are reports at three different sites.


Also suggestive: A Canadian soldier was just killed in a hit-and-run attack with a car in an attack police are calling a terrorist attack.

Hit-and-Run That Killed Canadian Soldier Is Called Terrorist Attack

By IAN AUSTEN

OCT. 21, 2014

OTTAWA -- A hit-and-run car crash that killed one soldier and injured another this week was a terrorist attack, Canadian politicians, police and military commanders all suggested Tuesday, saying it had resulted from another Canadian's turn to radical Islam.

But little had emerged about why the man driving the car, Martin Rouleau-Couture, became radicalized last year or ran over the two soldiers at a strip mall in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on Monday.

The attack, which ended with the police fatally shooting Mr. Rouleau, as he was known, came at a time when Prime Minister Stephen Harper, like most of his Western counterparts, has been vigorously denouncing the Islamic State movement and warning of possible domestic terrorist attacks. Mr. Harper’s government has indicated that it is about to introduce new antiterrorism legislation, a move that troubles some civil liberties lawyers.

But the death of Patrice Vincent, 53, a warrant officer, and the wounding of an unidentified soldier underscored the difficulty the police and intelligence agencies face when dealing with radicalized citizens.

The killer had been "monitored" by an anti-terrorism task force since June.

Update: Soldier shot at National War Memorial appears to have died, per this tweet from Canada's Minister for Employment, Social Development, and Multiculturalism:


Note: This update comes from the CBC live feed that @benk84 linked in the last post.

Confirmed: Some MP's are also now reporting they were told the soldier has died.


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