Couple found guilty of placing bombs on Canada Day

2015-06-03 12:04

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Vancouver - A jury has found a Canadian couple guilty of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs outside British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there.

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested in July 2013 and charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, conspiracy and making or possessing an explosive device. The jury found the two recent converts to Islam guilty on all counts late Tuesday.

Police said in 2013 that the pair had attempted to target the Canada Day celebrations in Vancouver. The home-made bombs were placed outside the legislature before the crowds gathered, but undercover police officers had already ensured they were inert.

Police said the two were inspired by al-Qaeda ideology but were self-radicalized. Police called it a domestic threat.
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