Third former London, Ont. student linked to men in terror attack

Aaron Yoon is pictured here in his Grade 12 graduation photo in the South Secondary School 2005-06...

Aaron Yoon is pictured here in his Grade 12 graduation photo in the South Secondary School 2005-06 yearbook. The former South student is reportedly linked to the Canadian men who allegedly carried out an attack on an Algerian gas plant in January, killing 70 people. (CRAIG GLOVER/ QMI AGENCY)

Patrick Maloney, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:07 AM ET

LONDON, Ont. -- A third former London high school student has been linked in media reports to the two London men killed in a January terror attack in Algeria.

CBC identified the third man as Aaron Yoon.

School records show Yoon attended South Collegiate at the same time as Xristos Katsiroubas and Ali Medlej, who were killed at a gas plant in Algeria earlier this year. All three men enrolled in the high school in 2005-06. Yoon graduated that year from the south-end school.

He reportedly travelled overseas with Medlej, and the details around his status are murky. He’s still alive, family members say, but they dispute indications he’s behind bars in a North African prison.

Beyond that, though, a relative would say little late Tuesday.

“We’ll be able to talk at another time but not at this time,” the man said. “As of now we’re not going to speak about this.”

He said it was “fairly accurate” to report the family believes Yoon is free to travel abroad and has not been arrested.


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