Canada thwarts plot to blow up U.S.-Canada rail line: Two arrested

Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said, according to Reuters.

U.S. security and law enforcement sources also said the suspects had sought to attack the railroad between Toronto and New York City.

Two men were arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train, police said Monday, CNN reports.

Two men arrested Monday, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, were allegedly part of an al Qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, officials with the Royal Canadian Mountain Police said.

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