Armed robbery sparked terrorism charge against Canada teen

December 4, 2014 6:57 PM

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MONTREAL (Reuters) - A 15-year-old charged with terrorism-related offences in Canada was initially arrested for armed robbery in October before authorities realized he had planned to travel abroad to join jihadist fighters, police said on Thursday.

The teenager, who has not been named, is the youngest person and the first minor to face such charges in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told Reuters.

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