7 May 2009

Man admits plot to attack Canadian parliament

8:26 am on 7 May 2009

A man has plead guilty to participating in a plot three years ago to attack the Canadian parliament and take the prime minister hostage.

The Public Prosecution Service said on Wednesday that Saad Khalid entered a guilty plea in a Brampton courtroom on Monday.

He was part of a group of 18 Canadian Muslims arrested in mid-2006 in Toronto, accused of planning attacks in that city and in Ottawa, and having ties to terrorists in Pakistan.

They are accused of planning to attack the Canadian parliament and to take hostages, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to force Canada to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.