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Obama praises ‘heroic’ US troops in Europe train attack

Published on 21/08/2015

President Barack Obama on Friday praised the heroic actions of US service members and other passengers who stopped a gunman aboard a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris.

“The president expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including US service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker,” a White House official said. “Their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy.”