In 13 locations in Saskatchewan
Ten killed in knife attack in Canada
Ten people have been killed and others injured in knife attacks in remote communities in Canada. According to police, the attacks took place at 13 different locations in the province of Saskatchewan. Two accused are absconding.
At least ten people have been killed in a series of knife attacks in Canada. Two suspects are on the run, police in the province of Saskatchewan said at a news conference.
More people were injured in Sunday’s attacks and 15 were taken to hospitals for treatment. Canadian police said they were looking for two suspects. He was last seen driving a black Nissan Rogue. Canadian media write that men are “armed and dangerous”.
Initially, the police could not provide any information about any motive. Police officer Rhonda Blackmore said, “It appears that some victims were targeted and some were randomly selected.” “So it would be extremely difficult to name a motive at this point.”
Blackmore said the victims were attacked at two sites in Saskatchewan – the James Smith Cree Nation Reservation and Weldon Village. The first emergency call was received at 5.40 a.m. (local time), and further attacks were reported from nearby crime sites in the minutes that followed. After 7 am, the police issued an early warning to the people. Four hours later, the two suspects are said to have been seen in the provincial capital, Regina, about 300 kilometers further south. The elected leaders of the reserve declared a state of emergency.
“All of Saskatchewan Mourning”
The provincial prime minister tweeted his condolences on behalf of his government. “All Saskatchewan mourns with the victims and their families,” wrote Scott Moe of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party. Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said on Twitter that Saskatchewan police were using all available resources to find the two suspects and would keep the public informed of further developments.
Police were looking for two male suspects, aged 31 and 30, in Saskatchewan and the neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. The area of these three provinces in central Canada is more than five times that of Germany. Saskatchewan alone is almost twice the size of Germany, but with a much smaller population of just under 1.2 million.
“At this time we have no indication that he has traveled to any other province,” Blackmore said. Particular attention is paid to Regina, the provincial capital with about 230,000 inhabitants. There people were asked to stay at a safe place and not to take hitchhikers. Additional forces were also ordered for a game at a football stadium, it said.
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