France train shooting: Gunman’s weapon highlights rise in black market firearms

The heavily armed shooter who was taken down by three unarmed US men on a train outside Arras was reportedly carrying a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle, along with nine magazines and up to 300 rounds of ammunition.

Security experts have been quick to point out that this is the same type weapon used by the masked, black-clad killers whose Paris attack on the offices of French comic Charlie Hebdo took 12 lives in January, prompting a major security alert across France.


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