Canadian passenger train plot foiled two suspects arrested

VIA passenger train

Canadian Terrorist Plot Foiled

Canadian Police and intelligence have thwarted a planned terrorist attack on a VIA passenger train.

The two accused are Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser. They have been charged with conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack and “conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.”

Sources say the two men have been under surveillance for more than a year in Quebec and Southern Ontario.

Assisting the RCMP, were the FBI and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

There is no apparent tie to the bombings in Boston a week ago, but the men are associated with radical groups who are unnamed as of now.

Authorities claim the attacks would have been devastating if they had been carried out.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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