A group of Canadian residents arrested for “terrorism related offenses” had amassed enough explosives to build huge bombs and were planning to blow up targets around southern Ontario, Canadian police said on Saturday.

Mike McDonnell, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the group had acquired three tonnes of ammonium nitrate — or three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City — as they sought to “create explosive devices.”

Wow, kudos to the Mounties! Between the CSIS shrug earlier in the week, and the general overtaxation (little Canuck joke, there) of our police forces, I had given up hope that they’d ever have such a successful raid. That’s one threat negated. Now we just have to hope that they nabbed all the members of this particular cell, and that there aren’t more that are equally prepared…

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