Two arrested and charged over Canada terror plot

Canadian police have given a news conference about a foiled terrorist attack against a passenger train on which has led to two people being arrested and charged.

The Royal Canadian Mountain Police named the two accused as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, from the Montreal and Toronto areas respectively.

It followed an "extensive and complex" criminal investigation called Project Smooth that began in August 2012 which found that they were conspiring to carry out an al-Qaeda supported attack.

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Canada terrorist plot thwarted

Canadian police say they have thwarted a 'major' al-Qaeda-backed terrorist attack on passenger trains between Toronto and New York.