Canada: 10 dead in knife attacks, two suspects wanted – CNEWS

At least ten people died and fifteen were injured Sunday in knife attacks in two isolated localities in Canada. Two suspects are actively sought. Two attacks in two cities. Ten people were stabbed to death on Sunday in the indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation, and in the neighboring town of Weldon (Western Province), announced the assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Rhonda Blackmore. “Several other victims were injured, 15 of whom have so far been transported to various hospitals,” she added. The Saskatchewan Health Authority has activated emergency protocols to deal with a high number of patients who are in critical condition. She also appealed for additional staff to help the health teams already on site. Two suspects have been identified and are actively sought by law enforcement. A first call Sunday morning, a first call was made at 5:40 a.m. local time to the police. It reported a stabbing attack at James Smith Cree Nation, followed by others. Authorities said “some of the victims were targeted by the suspects and others were randomly attacked.” Initially, the suspects were reported in Regina, which is the provincial capital located more than 300 kilometers to the south. Subsequently, the alert and search extended to the neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta. This large region is half the size of Europe. Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that “the attacks in Saskatchewan today are horrific and heartbreaking.” “My thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured,” he added. Today’s attacks in Saskatchewan are horrific and heartbreaking. My thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 4, 2022