France train gunman identified as known militant

August 22, 2015 11:31 PM

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PARIS/ARRAS: A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France was known to European authorities as a suspected militant, provided the identity he has given interrogators is correct, France’s interior minister said.

Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the Kalashnikov-toting attacker aboard the high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris. Two U.S. servicemen, one of whom suffered knife wounds, were among passengers who stopped the gunman. “It is important to be careful about his identity which is not ...

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