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Multiple Stabbing in Canada: PM Justin Trudeau says Saskatchewan attacks is ‘heartbreaking , horrific’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a mass stabbing Saskatchewan province on Sunday "horrific and heartbreaking." At least 10 people were killed and 15 others have been injured in a series of knife attacks in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, early morning on Sunday.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Ottawa : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a mass stabbing Saskatchewan province on Sunday “horrific and heartbreaking.” At least 10 people were killed and 15 others have been injured in a series of knife attacks in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, early morning on Sunday (local time). Efforts are on the nab the suspects.

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“The attacks in Saskatchewan today are horrific and heartbreaking,” he tweeted. “I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured.” “We are closely monitoring the situation, and urge everyone to follow updates from local authorities. Thank you to all the brave first responders for their efforts on the ground,” tweeted Trudeau.

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Canadian police have named two suspects Damien Sanderson and Miles Sanderson, who are currently on the run. The stabbing at 13 crime scenes was one of the deadliest mass murders in modern Canadian history and is sure to resonate across a country not accustomed to the bouts of mass violence commonly seen in the neighboring United States.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has urged city residents to stay safe and seek shelter. He tweeted, “For everyone in Saskatchewan, especially near the James Smith Cree First Nation area, please shelter in place and stay safe.”

Residents of the capital region of Regina are also being advised not to approach suspicious persons and not to pick up hitchhikers. The RCMP also asked them to report suspicious persons, emergencies or information to 911. They have also been asked not to share the locations of the police. Police checkpoints have been set up in Saskatchewan, at least from Prince Albert to Regina, with officers conducting identity checks.

The alert was first issued at 7:12 am Canadian time and alarm bells have been sounded several times since then. The Saskatchewan RCMP’s 10am update said there are multiple victims in several places and it appeared that the victims were being attacked at random.

Weldon is located in the province of Saskatchewan, approximately 50 kilometers southeast of Prince Albert and about 25 kilometers southwest of James Smith Cree Nation. In response to the “massive casualties” in the James Smith Cree Nation, the community, along with the Cree Nation’s Chakstayapasin Band and the Peter Chapman Band, declared a state of emergency at noon Sunday, media reported.

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