Terrorism

Foiled France train attacker ‘was targeting Americans’

“The Moroccan jihadist accused of attacking a high-speed train in France before he was overpowered by US servicemen has said he was targeting Americans, a source close to the investigation has told AFP. The account differs from earlier versions of the story that the gunman has told investigators. He initially said he had only wanted to carry out a robbery, using a Kalashnikov rifle he claimed he found in a park where he was sleeping rough. In questioning, the gunman described his route from Syria through Turkey and into Europe, travelling with Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who a few months later would play a leading role in the Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed.”

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