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Canadians Involved in Algerian Al-Qaeda Attack

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A general view of damage caused by a siege by Islamist militants earlier this month at the Tiguentourine Gas Plant in In Amenas, 1600 km (994 miles) southeast of Algiers, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MEDIA) - RTR3D77S

Canadian police have officially identified two Canadians among the militants who attacked a desert gas plant in Algeria in January.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

According to police in Canada, they were a couple of young men from London, Ontario.

Now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are trying to piece together what led these young men to leave Canada to take part in the attack.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adrienne Arsenault, a reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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