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Police officer killed in Canada shooting was British

Constable Daniel Woodall was killed in the line of duty.

A police officer originally from Britain has been killed in a shooting in Canada, officials say.

Constable Daniel Woodall, 35, died and another officer was hurt in the shooting in southwest Edmonton, the city's police force said.

The shooting took place as the officers attempted an arrest at a property, which was later engulfed in flames and burned to the ground.

The suspected gunman is not in custody, police said.

Constable Woodall, who had served the Edmonton Police Service for eight years since migrating from Britain, leaves a wife and two children.


Canadian soldier killed by friendly fire in Iraq

A Canadian special forces soldier battling against Islamic State militants alongside Kurdish fighters has been killed by friendly fire.

Sgt Andrew Joseph Doiron, serving with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based in Ontario, was in Iraq training to fight the terror group, when he and a number of his comrades were mistakenly engaged by Iraqi Kurdish forces.

Sgt Andrew Doiron, from Canada, was killed by friendly fire Credit: EBU

The Associated Press reports a spokesman for the Kurdish forces said the group had ignored a request to stay away from the frontline, catching those fighters by surprise.

Tributes have been paid.

He selflessly volunteered to serve and deployed to help bring freedom to people he never met.

We are grateful for his service, and his loss will be felt throughout the Combined Joint Task Force.

– Coalition fighting against Islamic State

Canadian police foil Valentine's Day shooting plot

Credit: Reuters

Police in Canada have foiled a plot in which at least two people had planned to open fire in a crowded public space on Valentine's Day before killing themselves.

Three people have been arrested and a fourth person was found dead in a home, Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commander Brian Brennan told a press conference.

Commander Brennan did not reveal the group's motives for planning the attack - thought to be targeting a shopping complex - but said the were not "culturally motivated".

The RCMP received a tip-off Thursday morning that a 19-year-old man and a 23-year old woman had weapons and planned to go to a public location in Halifax on Saturday with "a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves," Brennan said.

The 19-year-old man was found dead in a residence and the woman and a 20-year-old man were arrested in the early hours of Friday morning at Halifax Stanfield International airport, police said.

The trio remain in custody and no further arrests are expected.

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