'Mujahideen' talks in Iran cited in Canada train terrorism trial

February 2, 2015 11:21 PM

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Two men charged with plotting to derail a train traveling from New York to Toronto had their plans foiled by an undercover police officer who convinced them he could help pull off the attack, jurors heard at the opening of their trial on Monday.

One of the men, Tunisian Chiheb Esseghaier, told the undercover officer that he had met with "mujahideen" in Iran and had a plan in place with a "Palestinian brother," a reference to the second defendant, Raed Jaser, the court heard. Mujahideen are radical Islamist guerilla fighters.

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