Unarmed US marines avert terrorist attack in France

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Train to ParisParis: At least two unarmed US marines travelling by a high speed train plying between Amsterdam and Paris subdued a gunman and foiled a terror attack Friday afternoon.

A US marine even was hit by a bullet in the neck as he and his colleague were combating the gunman armed with AK47 assault rifle.

A Morocco national (26) came out of the washroom and took everyone by surprise when he opened fire and wounded 3 persons with bullets shooting from his assault rifle.

Two US marines were among the passengers nearby. They sprung into action and even though unarmed, they managed to overpower the attacker before he could convert the chaos into massacre.

The suspected terrorist was heavily armed and was carrying 9 fully loaded magazines with upto 300 rounds and a knife.