The Belgian intelligence services knew about the perpetrator of a failed attack on a Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris in 2015 three years before the attack happened, according to the annual report of the Belgian supervisory committee on the intelligence services, Het Parool reports.
The Belgian authorities arrested four persons on Monday in connection with a foiled terrorist attack on a Thalys high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris in August 2015, NU.nl reports.
Belgian police officers raided addresses in Molenbeek, Anderlecht and Laken. Searches were also done in the prisons in Andenne and Marche-en-Famenne. No explosives or weapons were found. Four people were arrested for questioning.
The sixth hero in the foiled attack on the Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday, has been identified as 26 year old Frenchman Damien. He has been working at the BNP Paribas bank in Amsterdam for 4 years. As far as is known, he also lives in the Dutch capital.
YouTube channel Taiwanese Animators has posted an animated recreation of the events during the attack on the Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday. The animators are normally known for creating satirical animations about world events.
The prosecutor in Paris has officially launched a formal judicial investigation for terrorism related activities against Ayoub el Khazzani - the man who committed the foiled attack on a Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday.
Four of the passengers who overpowered and subdued a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, received France's highest honor - the Legion d'Honneur medal
Ayoub el Khazzani, the man who opened fire on a passenger train heading from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, was "a good boy, very hardworking" who "never talked politics; just football and fishing".
The gunman who attacked a passenger train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, intended to rob the passengers and is "dumbfounded" by the claims that he would be an Islamic terrorist.