VICTORIA, British Columbia Canadian police said on Tuesday they foiled an al Qaeda-inspired plot to detonate bombs on a major national holiday in the capital of the Pacific province of British Columbia.
Police told a news conference they have charged a man and a woman in connection with an attempt to set off three bombs outside the province's legislature in Victoria on Monday, the Canada Day holiday. The devices never represented a threat to public safety, officials said.
Both suspects are Canadian and there is no evidence to suggest a foreign link to the planned attack, officials added, describing the two as self-radicalized.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Will Dunham)
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