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Canadian pleads guilty in "Toronto 18" bomb plot

Canadian pleads guilty in "Toronto 18" bomb plot

A lawyer for a Canadian man accused in a terrorist bomb plot says his client has pleaded guilty.
Saad Khalid is the first to plead guilty since the 2006 arrest of the "Toronto 18," a group prosecutors accuse of planning to truck-bomb nuclear power plants and a building housing Canada's spy service. The case made headlines and heightened fears in a country where many people thought they were relatively immune from terrorist strikes.
Lawyer Russell Silverstein says Khalid entered the guilty plea on Monday, and the judge banned publication of the plea until late Tuesday.
One other man in the group has been found guilty. Seven of those arrested have had their charges either withdrawn or stayed.
The trials of the other nine, including the alleged ringleaders, have not started.


Updated : 2021-06-12 22:53 GMT+08:00