Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Updated 21 October 2014
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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec: Canadian officials say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was “clearly linked to terrorist ideology.”
One of two soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal died and authorities are examining whether the driver’s links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney on Tuesday called the attack a “terrible act of violence against our country, against our military and against our values.”
The suspect, Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, was shot Monday by police following a car chase and later died.


American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

Updated 3 min 20 sec ago
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American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

  • Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island
  • The Sentinelese people live on their own small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders

NEW DELHI: An American is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, police said on Wednesday.
Police officer Vijay Singh said seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to North Sentinel Island, where the killing apparently occurred. Visits to the island are heavily restricted by the government.
The Sentinelese people live on their own small forested island and are known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
Indian media reports said the American was on an adventure trip to the islands and his body was found by the fishermen. However, Singh said the police were in the process of recovering the body.
Singh said the man was killed on Saturday. He declined to give any other details, saying he was investigating the case.
Poachers are known to fish illegally in the waters around the island, catching turtles and diving for lobsters and sea cucumbers. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore.