Soldier held in Toulouse shooter probe

2013-03-27 14:07

A serving French soldier has been arrested for questioning in connection with a hunt for accomplices of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist gunman who killed seven people in France last year.

Toulouse gunman 'accomplices' held

2012-12-04 12:00

French police have arrested two alleged accomplices of gunman Mohamed Merah, whose al-Qaeda-inspired shooting spree in and around the city of Toulouse left seven people dead.

France: Hostage-taker may be bank robber

2012-06-20 14:36

A man who is holding four people hostage at a bank in France and is claiming al-Qaeda links, first demanded cash and fired a shot when the cashier refused, say reports.

Toulouse killer's father files for murder

2012-06-11 19:23

The father of al-Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah, who was shot dead by French police in March after going on a killing spree, has filed a murder suit in Paris.

France finally buries gunman

2012-03-29 19:55

France has finally buried the Toulouse gunman after Algeria refused to take in his body.

Toulouse killer to be buried in France

2012-03-29 13:02

The Islamist gunman branded a "monster" by President Nicolas Sarkozy will be buried in France because Algeria refused to let him buried there, a Muslim official says.

French gunman trained with Taliban

2012-03-25 14:33

The al-Qaeda-inspired gunman who killed seven people in France trained with the a faction of the Pakistan Taliban at a camp near the border with Afghanistan, a spokesperson for the militant group has said.

Toulouse gunman's brother is 'proud'

2012-03-24 14:11

The older brother of the Toulouse gunman who killed seven people said he was "proud" of Mohamed Merah's actions, police have said.

No sign French suspect had al-Qaeda ties

2012-03-23 18:00

French authorities have no evidence that al-Qaeda commissioned a French gunman to go on a killing spree that left seven people dead, or that he had any contact with terrorist groups, a says an official.

French killer said posted footage online

2012-03-22 22:39

The self-proclaimed al-Qaeda militant who admitted killing seven people in France filmed all three attacks and said he posted the footage on the internet, a prosecutor says.

French gunman dies in hail of bullets

2012-03-22 19:00

A 23-year-old gunman who said al-Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window trying to escape from elite police commandos.

I brought France to its knees - gunman

2012-03-21 22:52

A besieged gunman suspected of shooting dead seven people has boasted to police he had brought France to its knees and his only regret is not having been able to carry out his plans for more killings.

Toulouse shooter planned fresh attack

2012-03-21 20:00

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told religious community representatives the suspected Islamist gunman besieged in Toulouse had planned another attack.


2 detained in Toulouse gunman probe

2013-01-30 15:01

French police have arrested two men in connection with last year's attacks by extremist gunman Mohamed Merah, whose shooting spree in and around Toulouse left seven people dead.

France: Gunman frees 1 hostage

2012-06-20 15:12

French police say that a gunman has freed one of the four hostages he is holding in a bank in the southern city of Toulouse.

France: 'Al-Qaeda militant' takes hostages

2012-06-20 13:01

A man claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four hostages at a bank in the southern French city Toulouse and wants to negotiate with an elite police unit, police say.

Lawyer: French shooter innocent

2012-04-02 22:34

His lawyer says the man believed behind the French killing spree claimed his innocence to police.

France unsure where to bury gunman's body

2012-03-29 18:13

France is struggling to decide how to bury the Toulouse gunman after Algeria refused to take him.

French shooter had split with wife

2012-03-28 22:49

A lawyer says the French shooter had split up with wife and had probably acted alone.

Mother of French gunman filled with remorse

2012-03-24 19:00

The mother of the French gunman, who killed seven people including children in a spate of attacks that shocked France, is filled with remorse and fears reprisals.

French police on the defensive

2012-03-24 11:13

French officials have rejected charges that intelligence failures let a young man kill seven people.

Facebook ditches French killer homage page

2012-03-22 22:41

Facebook has removed a page that paid homage to the young Frenchman who died in a shoot-out with police after killing seven people.

Qaeda group claims Toulouse shootings

2012-03-22 20:08

Al-Qaeda linked group Jund al-Khilafah has claimed responsibility for shootings this week to terrorise Zionist Crusaders in France.

Blasts, gunfire as Toulouse siege continues

2012-03-22 07:18

Explosions and gunshots have been heard near the flat in Toulouse, France, where a besieged al-Qaeda militant responsible for seven deaths remains holed up.

French suspect plans discreet surrender

2012-03-21 22:11

The French interior minister says a holed-up suspect wanted for shooting seven people dead plans to turn himself in to French police surrounding him at night "to be more discreet".

French police arrest siege gunman - reports

2012-03-21 15:52

A gunman suspected of killing seven people, including three Jewish children, in the name of al-Qaeda has been arrested after a 12-hour police siege in the city of Toulouse, French television channels are reporting.

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