French train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag




 
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French train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag
 
August 24th, 2015  
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French train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag
By Marine Pennetier and Catherine MacDonald PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain (Reuters) - A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday. As details emerged of the gunman's early adult life in Spain, lawyer Sophie David said her client -- now in detention near Paris -- also looked ill and malnourished. French and Spanish sources close to the case have identified him as a 26-year-old Moroccan named Ayoub el Khazzani who was known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant.




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