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Train gunman: Islamic extremist or homeless misfit?
by Marianne Barriaux
Who exactly is Ayoub El Khazzani, the heavily-armed Moroccan man who was wrestled to the ground by passengers in a crowded high-speed train in France, potentially averting a bloodbath.
Is he an Islamic extremist who wanted to wage a jihadi attack? Or is he just a homeless man who found a stash of weapons and decided to rob the train, as he claims?
The 25-year-old boarded the train in Brussels bound for Paris on Friday armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a Luger automatic pistol, ammunition and a box-cutter.
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