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2 suspects detained in thwarted 2015 French train attack

Posted October 10

— French authorities have detained two people in the investigation into an attempted Islamic State group attack on a high-speed train thwarted by three American passengers in 2015.

A judicial official said Tuesday that the two were detained Monday on orders of the counterterrorism judge leading the probe. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, would not provide further information.

French media reports said the two suspects are believed to have a link to detained attacker Ayoub El Khazzani, who was overpowered by Californian passengers on the train from Amsterdam to Paris.

Clint Eastwood is directing a film on the attempted attack.

El Khazzani's lawyer says he acted on orders from the leader of the IS cell that later targeted Paris in deadly attacks.

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