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Al-Shabaab threat against West Edmonton Mall ‘high risk,’ security expert says

By Canadian Security   

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A video that appears to list West Edmonton Mall as a possible target by the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabaab "is a very serious threat" that could impact other Canadian shopping centres, says a former senior intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

In the 77-minute video posted online over the weekend, a masked member of the extremist group appears to call on followers to attack shopping malls across North America and Europe.

According to the CBC, Edmonton police say they are working closely with RCMP and West Edmonton Mall security to ensure necessary precautions are being made.

Read the full story on the CBC website here.


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