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Mother's tears as slain Canadian soldier's body taken home

Kathy Cirillo, the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, cries as she following pallbearers carrying his casket. Credit: Reuters

The body of Canadian soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo has been taken from an Ottawa funeral home to his hometown of Hamilton.

Cirillo was murdered on Wednesday as he stood guard at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Hamilton police and members of Cirillo's regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, joined his family to accompany his casket home.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carry the coffin of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Credit: Reuters
Kathy Cirillo (C), the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, reacts while following pallbearers carrying his casket Credit: Reuters

Suspicious packets sent to western consulates in Turkey

Security alerts have been declared in the Turkish city of Istanbul after the consulates of five western countries were sent packets of unidentified yellow powder, Reuters has reported.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital as a precaution after the suspicious deliveries to the consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium, including 10 from the Canadian consulate.

Members of Turkey's disaster management agency removed bags from the Canadian consulate in Istanbul after the delivery of a suspicious package. Credit: Reuters

The packets were treated as a heightened potential threat following the militant attacks in Canada this week with other consulates and embassies reviewing their security measures.

Tests on the powder will be delivered on Monday.

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Woman recalls efforts to save dying Canadian soldier

The woman who tried to resuscitate Nathan Cirillo as he lay dying at the Canadian National War Memorial has given an emotional radio interview about her experience.

Barbara Winters told CBC Radio she hoped Cpl Cirillo's parents would be comforted to know he had not died alone.

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Woman told dying soldier: 'You are brave, you are loved'

A woman who tried to save the life of Cpl Nathan Cirillo after he was shot in Ottawa has revealed what she told the soldier moments before he passed away.

Lawyer Barbara Winters was at the National War Memorial when Cirillo was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Soldier Nathan Cirillo was shot dead at Canada's National War Memorial. Credit: Reuters

"I told him he was loved and that he was a brave man and that he was a good man," she told CBC radio.

"I hope that's some comfort to his parents that he didn't just bleed alone on a sidewalk."

Tributes left as blockade on Ottawa memorial is lifted

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where Cpl Nathan Cirillo was gunned down. Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams

The blockade on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa has been lifted, allowing mourners and well-wishers to leave floral tributes to Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

Floral tributes were left to Cpl Cirillo. Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams

Cpl Cirillo was shot dead by gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Wednesday.

Zehaf-Bibeau was himself then shot and killed by Canada's Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers.

Wreaths and flowers at the war memorial. Credit: ITV News/Matt Williams
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Passport refusal may have sparked furious Ottawa attack

Police now say they believe Michael Zehaf-Bibeau did act alone, in other words this was the classic lone wolf attack that is so difficult to prevent and to anticipate.

Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the 93 so-called aspirational jihadist who was actually under active surveillance but he had applied for a passport and that application had been denied.

Police are now saying that it may have been that setback that actually triggered the attack on parliament. In other words it was an act of fury for not being able to join the jihadist struggle in the heartland of Iraq and Syria.

But for counter terrorism officials and for police far beyond Canada, the question is how many others may still try and emulate what Zehaf-Bibeau did here yesterday.

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Slain soldier's dogs look mournful at family home

A picture of two dogs owned by Cpl Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed at the War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday, shows the pair looking sadly out at the press outside his home.

Cpl Nathan Cirillo pictured with one of the dogs. Credit: Facebook

Movements of Ottawa gunman seen in newly released CCTV

Police have released CCTV showing the movements of Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he shot and killed soldier Cpl Nathan Cirillo.

People can be seen running from the War Memorial where Cpl Cirillo was killed before Zehaf-Bibeau arrives.

Zehaf-Bibeau then runs out of a car towards the parliament building, there he carjacks a car from the area where MPs park their vehicles.

In this second car Zehaf-Bibeau drives almost to the door of the parliament building before running inside pursued by police.

He was shot and killed inside the building.

Police have 'no information linking' Canadian terror attacks

The man that police say was responsible for yesterday's Ottawa attack was not one of the 90 high-risk travellers that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was investigating.

Police said that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was a Canadian citizen, but may have had dual Libyan citizenship and had hoped to travel to Syria and acted alone.

Despite the Ottawa attack being the second terror related incident in the country this week police say they have no information linking the two.

Vickers: 'Touched by attention' but is part of a 'remarkable team'

Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms who shot dead the gunman in the Canadian Parliament, has paid tribute to the security services who 'pulled together quickly' in the wake of the attack.

I am very touched by the attention directed at me following yesterday’s events. However, I have the support of a remarkable security team that is committed to ensuring the safety of Members, employees and visitors to the Hill. Yesterday, during extraordinary circumstances, security personnel demonstrated professionalism and courage. I am grateful and proud to be part of this team.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Speaker, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, for his leadership and calm demeanour throughout.

On behalf of all members of the House of Commons Security Services team, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Our prayers are with you. Our thoughts are also with Constable Samearn Son, who has been with the House of Commons Security Services for 10 years. Constable Son suffered a gun shot wound to the leg. He is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

As this is an ongoing investigation, I unfortunately cannot comment any further at this time.

– Statement from the Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms
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