Keyword: Ayoub El-Khazzani

Paris court hands life sentence to Amsterdam-Paris train gunman

A Paris court on Thursday sentenced Ayoub El Khazzani, 31, to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of attempted murder on an Amsterdam-Paris high-speed train in August 2015, when his shooting attack was foiled after a bloody fight with US passengers, while the court also handed three accused accomplices jail sentences of, variously, between seven and 27 years.

Four stand trial in Paris over high-speed train terrorist attack

Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, who was overpowered by off-duty US soldiers when he attempted to launch a shooting attack on passengers of an Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train on August 21st 2015, and three other men charged with helping him appeared in a Paris court on Monday at the start of their trial which is expected to last until December 17th.

EU ministers to discuss station scanners in wake of France train attack

Interior ministers hold security summit in Paris to formulate co-ordinated response to threat of an atrocity on Europe’s rail networks.

Did French train terror suspect slip through European security net?

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The man arrested after a thwarted attack on a train last Friday was known to intelligence agencies in several countries, including France. Yet Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, was still able to board a busy Paris-bound train after acquiring an assault rifle and ammunition. Michel Deléan and Louise Fessard ask if European secret services again let a potential terrorist through the net – or whether surveillance on so many potential suspects is simply impossible.

French president: we must prepare for new attacks

François Hollande said that Friday's train attack could have resulted in 'monstrous carnage' without the courage of several passengers.

France train shooting: Hollande awards Légion d'honneur

French president tells three Americans and a Briton who disarmed attacker: 'You put your lives at risk in order to defend freedom.'

French police continue to question Amsterdam-Paris express gunman

Moroccan national Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, identified by his fingerprints, claims robbery was the motive of his attack on passengers of Thalys train.