A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Canada

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A Muslim convert shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nation’s capital on lockdown.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning.Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, then ran inside the Parliament, where he OPENED fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.And now, we have our first look at Zehaf-Bibeau in a photo that shows him holding a gun and wearing a keffiyeh.

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Sources told the Globe and Mail that he had been designated a ‘high-risk traveler’ and the government had seized his passport.In dashcam footage obtained by CBC from earlier today, it is believed he can be seen leaving the War Memorial and getting into his car carrying what appears to be a gun.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Address To The Nation

‘Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. But let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated. In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts and those of our national security agencies to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home, just as it will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts TO WORK with our allies around the world and fight against the terrorist organizations who brutalize those in other countries with the hope of bringing their savagery to our shores. They will have no safe haven.’

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His attack comes just two days after another Canadian soldier was killed in Quebec by Martin Couture-Rouleau, a man with jihadist sympathies.Its reported that Zehaf-Bibeau was recently in communication with Couture-Rouleau.

Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother, Susan Bibeau, still lives in Montreal and WORKS for the federal government.The shooting spree began at 9.52am when witnesses reported seeing a gunman climb out of a car, grab a rifle, shoot the soldier in the abdomen and then run towards Parliament.Corporal Cirillo was rushed to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. Cirillo, a fitness fanatic and animal lover with a young son, was a reservist serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton.

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‘Nathan was a good man,’ friend Marie Michele told CBC News. ‘He would give anything to anyone.’
Ottawa police then received a call at 9.54am that shots had been heard inside the Parliament, while journalists cowering inside said they heard dozens of rounds and could smell gunpowder in the halls.

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A shootout unfolded and Zehaf-Bibeau was killed by Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, who WORKED for the RCMP for 29 years before joining the Parliament in 2006.’I am safe & profoundly grateful to Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers & our security forces for selfless act of keeping us safe,’ said Julian Fantino, Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs, on Twitter.

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Source: AP

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