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France opens terrorism investigation after thwarted train attack

France opens terrorism investigation after thwarted train attack

French authorities formally opened a terrorism investigation on Tuesday after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train last week, saying the suspected attacker had watched a radical Islamic video on board minutes before the violence. Prosecutor Francois Molins said Tuesday the decision to open an investigation was based on the actions of the 25-year-old Moroccan suspect, Ayoub El Khazzani, on the train Friday and information from other European authorities about his travels and apparent links to radical Islam. Molins said El Khazzani watched the online video on his phone minutes before he walked through the Amsterdam-to-Paris train carrying an assault rifle and other weapons. ...

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