In this Feb. 2, 2016, photo, Aaron Driver leaves the Law Courts in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Canada police thwart 'potential terrorist threat,' suspect shot deadCanadian police said they thwarted a "potential terrorist threat" after shooting dead an alleged ISIS sympathizer said to have been armed with an explosive device.A relative told Canadian public broadcaster CBC that police informed the family that he was shot dead after detonating an explosive device, injuring himself and one other person, whose condition was unclear.Driver came to the attention of Canadian authorities in 2014 after posting tweets in support of ISIS and justifying a Muslim convert's killing of a sentry at Canada's national war memorial during an October 22, 2014 attack that spilled into the nearby parliament building.The Conservative government responded by passing a bill that gives the RCMP and Canada's spy agency sweeping powers to thwart terror plots and prevent Canadian youth from flying overseas to join ISIS militants in Syria.Canada joined the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS in September 2014 .
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