Gunman's video says Parliament attack spurred by Canada military action

March 7, 2015 12:02 AM

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Gunman's video says Parliament attack spurred by Canada military action

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in Canada's capital and then stormed Parliament last year said he was retaliating against Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a video recording released on Friday.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau made the short video on his mobile phone just before launching his attacks on Oct. 22. A Canadian convert to Islam, he died in a gun battle with police and security guards shortly after entering the Parliament building in Ottawa.

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