Canada Holds 17 In Alleged Bomb Plot
Strikes on Ontario Sites Said Imminent
By Doug Struck
Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, June 4, 2006; Page A01
TORONTO, June 3 -- Canadian intelligence agents and police have arrested 17 people who had amassed a huge cache of explosives and were ready to bomb public targets, authorities said Saturday.
The 12 men and five juveniles were seized in raids Friday night in the suburbs of Toronto. Police said the suspects, most of whom were believed to be Canadian citizens, had assembled three tons of ammonium nitrate and fashioned a cellphone into a detonator.
The bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 killed 168 people with two tons of the same chemical fertilizer packed in a truck.
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