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Quebec City: Cbc News and Terrorism Charges

quebec city: Police and federal officials would only confirm that the man in custody is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia and had been interviewed by the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in 2015, according to Toronto Star. But RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand said there had been insufficient evidence to charge him or issue a peace bond at the time and he was not considered a national security threat. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January's shooting at a mosque in Quebec City that killed six and injured 19.CBC News identified the Edmonton suspect on Sunday as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. The man is now facing terrorism charges and five counts of attempted murder. According to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, the accused was on a police watch list, and yet when Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht was asked if there had been any warning of an impending attack, he responded, absolutely not. Police also confirmed that the black flag of Daesh was found in the suspect's car Saturday, but he is believed to have acted alone. ( As reported in the news.