Terrorism Charges Laid Against Somali Refugee

Terrorism-related charges among others have been laid in connection with a series of violent attacks in Edmonton


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Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, a Somali immigrant, is shown in this police booking photo provided in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 2, 2017. Sharif faces charges including five for attempted murder linked the weekend vehicle and knife attack that injured five including a police officer. Edmonton Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

Terrorism-related charges among others have been laid in connection with a series of violent attacks in Edmonton that left a police officer with stab wounds and pedestrians hurt after they were plowed down in the street.

The Somali refugee is facing a series of charges including participation in a terrorist attack, commission of an offense for a terrorist group, five counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving, criminal flight causing bodily harm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Charges were officially laid against Sharif on Monday, multiple sources told CBC News. 

Context: The RCMP said the accused had been on their radar in the past.

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