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3. Obama condemns Canada shooting

US President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences and offered to help the Canadian government with its response to the fatal shootings on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Obama said that he did not yet have information on the motivation of the shooter or whether he was part of a broader network.

He said it was important for Canada and the United States to be in sync in dealing with terrorist activity.

Earlier, Obama spoke by telephone with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and condemned the incident.

And earlier, an official of the US Department of Homeland Security told NHK on Wednesday that a close watch is being kept on developments in Canada.

The official said at this point, there is no evidence of a threat to the United States, but that precautions will still be taken to protect the American people.
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