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At least 10 people have been killed and 15 injured in stabbing attacks in Canada’s central Saskatchewan province.
Local police said the victims were found at 13 locations on the James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby town of Weldon.
Two suspects, Damian Sanderson, 31, and Miles Sanderson, 30, are at large, authorities said. Armed and dangerous.
Residents in the area have been asked to take shelter as the search continues across the province.
Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tweeted: “Do not leave a safe place. Be careful allowing others to enter your home.”
Officials have declared a state of emergency on the James Smith Cree Nation, an indigenous community of about 2,000 residents with about 200 people northeast of Weldon.
A dangerous person alert was sent to all mobile phones in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, an area almost half the size of Europe.
“Horrifying and heartbreaking”
Prime Minister of Canada Justin TrudeauHe described the attack as “horrific and heartbreaking”.
In a statement, he said, “I am shocked and devastated by today’s heinous attacks. “Those responsible for today’s heinous attacks must be brought to justice.”
“My thoughts are with those who have lost a loved one and are injured,” he tweeted.
At a press conference Sunday night, police estimated there could be more injuries.
Saskatchewan RCMP commanding officer Rhonda Blackmore said some people may have been targeted by the two suspects, while others are believed to be “randomly targeted.”
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