France Train Shooting: Attack Was Well Prepared

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Updated August 26, 2015

France-train-attackInvestigations have revealed that the attempted attack by heavily armed 25-year-old Ayoub El-Khazzani, on a train in France last week was premeditated and well prepared.

According to French Prosecutor, Francois Molins, the 25-year-old man was carrying 270 bullets for his assault rifle and a bottle of petrol.

Reports say the Moroccan’s phone showed that he had watched a jihadist video shortly before launching the attack.

Prosecutors have now filed formal charges against him.

Mr Khazzani has been formally charged to court to face charges of carrying out a ‘targeted and premeditated’ jihadist attack, firearms offences and “participation in a terrorist association with a view to organising one or several damaging crimes”.

Recently, the French President, Mr Francois Hollande, honoured the four passengers who foiled the supposed attack on the train.

Mr Hollande pinned the medals on the chests of the four passengers at the ceremony in Paris on Monday morning