Jihadist In French Train Terror Attack ‘Was Targeting Americans’

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Ayoub El Khanazzi, the Moroccan jihadist suspected in the high-speed train attack thwarted by two off-duty US servicemen last year in France has said he was targeting Americans, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

His lawyer, Sarah Mauger-Poliak, told investigators it was “no accident” that her client boarded the first-class part of the train as he had a “precise, well-defined target,” the source said.

El Khazzani boarded a Paris-bound Thalys express train traveling from Amsterdam in August 2015, carrying with him a kalashnikov rifle, a stash of weapons and 270 rounds of ammunition. – READ MORE

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