06/06/2012 12:56 EDT

Oilsands Anti-Terror Unit To Be Led By RCMP, Calgary, Edmonton Police

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EDMONTON -- The federal government has set up a counter-terrorism unit in Alberta to protect the energy industry.

The integrated national security enforcement team will be led by the RCMP.

It will include members of CSIS, the Edmonton and Calgary police services and federal border police.

Police say the Alberta team is needed to protect the province's natural resources and energy industry.

It is the latest counter-terrorism unit that Ottawa has announced since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Others are already operating in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

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