Suspected jihadist goes on trial over train attack foiled by US tourists


Ayoub El-Khazzani accused of opening fire with assault rifle on packed train to Paris in 2015

A suspected jihadist gunman whose attack on a packed international train was foiled by three US tourists has gone on trial in Paris.

Ayoub El-Khazzani, 31, is accused of opening fire with an assault rifle while carrying nearly 300 rounds of ammunition on the high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015. He was wrestled to the floor and restrained by three US passengers, helped by a British man.

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