Canada honors war dead weeks after soldiers die in domestic attacks

November 11, 2014 4:39 PM

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Thousands gathered for Remembrance Day ceremonies at Canada's war memorial on Tuesday, the same site where a soldier was shot dead three weeks ago in an attack on parliament.

The annual Nov. 11 Remembrance Day honoring Canada's war dead has taken on increased significance this year after two soldiers were killed in separate attacks in October that police said were carried out by radical recent converts to Islam.

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