European ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

French police stand guard along the platform next to a Thalys train on August 22, 2015, the day after an armed gunman on the train was overpowered by passengersEuropean ministers gather in Paris Saturday for security talks following last week’s “targeted and premeditated” jihadist attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers. Prosecutors have charged 25-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El Khazzani over the attack, which saw him step out of a toilet cubicle in the Amsterdam-Paris train armed with an assault rifle, 270 rounds of ammunition and a Luger pistol strapped to his chest. Following the thwarted bloodbath, interior and transport ministers from European countries that neighbour France, and EU commissioners decided to gather in Paris to discuss security measures.

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