Train gunman went from France to Syria: Spanish intelligence

A photo taken by a passenger with a smartphone through the window of a Thalys train shows police detaining a suspect on the platform at the main train station in Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015, after an armed gunman on the train was overpowered by passengers. - AFP PHOTO/ COURTESY OF CHRISTINA CATHERINE COONS

MADRID, Aug 22, 2015 (AFP) - The suspected gunman who wounded two during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris train travelled from France to Syria, a Spanish anti-terror source said on Saturday.

"He lived in (southern) Spain in Algeciras for a year, until 2014, then he decided to move to France," the source said. "Once in France he went to Syria, then returned to France."

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