Saturday, August 05, 2006

Canada Police Arrest 18th Suspect In Toronto Terror Plot

Canadian authorities arrested a new suspect in connection with alleged planned terrorist attacks in Ontario. The arrest of Ibrahim Alkhalel Mohammed Aboud is the first since authorities arrested 17 in connection with the terror plan in June. Aboud, like the other 17 suspects, is charged under the terrorism provisions of Section 83 of the Canadian Criminal Code.Authorities suspect Aboud and the 17 other men of being members of a terrorist cell that planned to attack targets in southern Ontario and Toronto, including the CN Tower and the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Also on Thursday, an Ontario judge denied bail for one of the men arrested in June, but a court-imposed publication ban on all bail hearing proceedings prevents the release of the reasons for denying bail. The judge has now granted bail to three suspects and denied bail for five.