ISIS wannabe Suicide bomber dead after anti-terror operation in Ontario town. (Napo).
A suspect whom police feared planned to set off a bomb in a major Canadian city was killed Wednesday by police in a Strathroy home.
More details about what the RCMP describe as a “potential terrorism threat” and a possible link to a heavy police presence in a northwest London neighbourhood are expected to be revealed at a news conference Thursday.
The suspect was identified as Aaron Driver. He was originally from Winnipeg and in his mid 20s. A supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, he was the subject of a peace bond after he was detained by RCMP in Winnipeg in June 2015.
The bond stated there are “reasonable grounds to fear that he may participate, contribute directly or indirectly in the activity of a terrorist group.”
A report said the suspect planned to detonate a bomb in public in major Canadian city to inflict mass casualties. Officials feared the attack could have been carried out as early as Wednesday during rush hour. CityNews reports the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit were both warned about a possible threat, but not a specific location, before the explosion in Strathroy. Read the full story here.
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Canadian 'Known Wolf' Terrorist Planned Suicide Bombing of Major City, Killed in Overnight Police Operation https://t.co/gBXNZSzy2l— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) August 11, 2016