At least ten people have died and 15 others injured following a string of stabbings in Canada.
Canadian police have launched a nationwide manhunt for two men suspected of the killing spree in the province of Saskatchewan.
The attacks were carried out at 13 locations in the remote indigenous community James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby village of Weldon at around 5.40am on Sunday morning.
Suspects Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, are on the run and considered armed and dangerous.
One of the deadliest acts of mass violence Canada has seen, the attacks were described by PM Justin Trudeau as “heartbreaking”.
“I am shocked and devastated by the horrific attacks today in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, that claimed the lives of ten people and injured many more,” he said in a statement.
“As Canadians, we mourn with everyone affected by this tragic violence, and with the people of Saskatchewan. We also wish a full and quick recovery to those injured.”
He added that since this was an “unfolding situation”, residents in the area were advised to take proper precautions according to law enforcement guidelines.
Trudeau continued: “Those responsible for today’s abhorrent attacks must be fully brought to justice.
“To James Smith Cree Nation and the people of Saskatchewan: You are in our thoughts. We are here to support you during this difficult time.”
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