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Aaron Driver, Would-Be Terrorist, Died Of A Gunshot Wound: Police

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STRATHROY, Ont. — Police say a terrorist sympathizer killed in a high-stakes standoff in southwestern Ontario last week died from a gunshot wound.

Aaron Driver, 24, died during a confrontation with RCMP in Strathroy, Ont., Wednesday after making a martyrdom video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in an urban centre.

Driver had been under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organizations or to use a computer or cellphone.

But he wasn't under continuous surveillance despite concern he might participate or contribute to the activity of a terrorist group.

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A screen capture from video footage of Aaron Driver, shown during a press conference on Aug. 11, 2016. (Photo: Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Provincial police took over the investigation into Driver's death. The investigation into the incident is also ongoing.

A funeral service is expected later this week.

Aaron Driver's father has said his son was a troubled child but appeared to have turned his life around after converting to Islam.

But then the father said CSIS contacted him in January 2015 about disturbing posts his son had made on social media.