Schiphol Airport is believed to have been targeted in a planned terrorist attack that was to take place simultaneously as the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks in Paris. Investigators made the assertion in a 561-page indictment produced by French authorities examining the coordinated assaults that left 130 people dead, according to Belgian newspaper De Standard.
The French and Spanish police arrested a 36-year-old man from Morocco in Paris on Wednesday morning. He is suspected of involvement in a failed attack on a high speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015, ANP reports.
The suspect lives in Spain and was on his way to Belgium, the Spanish Ministry of Home Affairs announced.
Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for its movie The 15:17 to Paris, which is based on a foiled attack on a Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris in 2015.
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 Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom reached an agreement on implementing passport controls on large international trains. A joint task force will be established to discuss this with Thalys and Eurostar, ANP reports.
The task force will also work on introducing better passenger lists for international high-speed trains. The intention behind this it so that security services can make sure no wanted criminals are on the train.
On Monday the Belgian authorities released six suspects connected to a foiled attack on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris in August last year
Thalys passengers may soon be facing extra security screenings on the cross-border trains after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
A Thalys train was evacuated on Rotterdam Central Station on Friday morning due to a suspicious person that locked himself in the toilet and refuses to come out. The surrounding platforms were also cleared.
The terrorist threat level in the Netherlands is "at the top of the range" of substantial threat, and nearing critical level, according to Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice. This is because of "what happened with the Thalys and some other things". Belgium has placed extra security at the Dutch embassy in Brussels, as well as at the embassies of other countries part of the coalition fighting against terrorist organization Islamic State.
A number of extra measures was agreed upon to increase security on the European railway network at a mini-summit on the issue in Paris over the weekend. Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice, who attended the meeting, stressed that extra measures are necessary, but that 100 percent safety can not be guaranteed.
On Saturday ministers from nine European countries will be meeting in Paris to discuss strengthening the security on Europe's railway network. Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Minister of Home Affairs, said on Wednesday that they will be looking at "very concrete proposals", the Financial Times reports.
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.