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Shooting at Canadian parliament building

This is pretty alarming:

A gunman has been shot and killed inside Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and police are swarming over downtown Ottawa hunting for other possible suspects after several shootings Wednesday morning — including one at the War Memorial that wounded a soldier and another near the Rideau Centre mall.

The War Memorial shooting occurred just before 10 a.m., and the shooter then apparently drove to the gates of Parliament Hill and ran inside the buildings. A witness also reported that another man headed east, potentially in the direction of the Rideau Centre.

The Parliament Hill incident and this week’s fatal hit-and-run comes as Canada prepares to joint a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State (ISIL) forces in Iraq. The group has publicly called on supporters to kill military personnel and civilians in Canada and other countries — including by running them over with cars. In a video published last month, a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant called on supporters to kill people from countries participating in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against ISIL. That included Canadians as well as Americans, Europeans and.

Not good. Also weird, targeting Canada. But they are our closest allies this side of the U.K., to which perhaps the crazies are catching on.

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