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Canada police arrest 18th suspect in Toronto terror plot

[JURIST] Canadian authorities arrested a new suspect [press release] Thursday in connection with alleged planned terrorist attacks in Ontario [JURIST report]. The arrest of Ibrahim Alkhalel Mohammed Aboud is the first since authorities arrested 17 in connection with the terror plan [JURIST report] in June. Aboud, like the other 17 suspects, is charged under the terrorism provisions of Section 83 [text] of the Canadian Criminal Code.

Authorities suspect Aboud and the 17 other men of being members of a terrorist cell that planned to attack targets in southern Ontario and Toronto, including the CN Tower and the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Also on Thursday, an Ontario judge denied bail for one of the men arrested in June, but a court-imposed publication ban [JURIST report] on all bail hearing proceedings prevents the release of the reasons for denying bail. The judge has now granted bail to three suspects and denied bail for five. CBC News has more. The Toronto Star has additional coverage.

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