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Monday, April 23, 2018

Terror Strikes Toronto

A man as yet unidentified drove a rented Ryder van into pedestrians on a busy Toronto street today. As of this writing, 9 are dead and 16 injured, some critically. The driver is in custody, but police have not released his name.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/23/van-plows-into-crowd-in-toronto-nine-dead-driver-in-custody-cops-say.html

News coverage indicates this is probably a case of lone wolf, ISIS-inspired terrorism. Indeed, reporters on Fox and CNN are stating that it "has all the earmarks" of terrorism. It is also reported that NYPD has gone on high alert. These are clues that it was likely a case of Islamic terrorism.

Recently, two towns in Germany have been hit with similar vehicle attacks, but it seems that Islamic extremism was not involved, just a couple of crazy German guys. Germany does not release full names until people are convicted.

So that's all we know at this point.

Update: The death toll has risen to 10, and the suspect is identified as Alek Minassian.

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