ARTICLES RELATING TO FRENCH ATTACKS

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.

Pakistan protesters clash with police

2012-09-21 11:03

Demonstrators have clashed with police in Pakistan with anger over insults to the Prophet Muhammad boiling over despite calls from Muslim leaders for peaceful protests.

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.

Europe: Terror fuels immigration tensions

2012-03-30 21:06

Two atrocities in the space of the year are raising fears across Europe that a growing climate of ethnic and religious hostility is inspiring extremist violence.

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.

Killer didn't send French attacks video

2012-03-27 22:16

Al-Jazeera has received a video apparently of the French attacks, but not from the killer.

French gunman's journey to terror

2012-03-27 10:00

How the young man described by one top official as a "little failure" went on to carry out France's biggest terror spree since the mid-1990s is provoking anguished questions.

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.

French cops blow up package in Toulouse

2012-03-23 23:12

French police have blown up a suspect package in a city square in Toulouse, the city where a man killed seven people at a Jewish school.

France defends approach to shooter

2012-03-23 11:08

French police had no grounds to detain a self-proclaimed Islamic extremist before he went on a killing spree, says Prime Minister Francois Fillon.

French intelligence slammed over shooter

2012-03-22 15:53

The French government has gone on the defensive amid questions over why its intelligence service failed to deal with petty criminal turned alleged jihadist serial killer Mohamed Merah.

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Toulouse gunfire

2012-03-22 14:34

This video captures sounds of the gunfire that marked the end a 30-hour siege in which Mohammed Merah died. Merah is suspected of shooting four people dead at a Jewish school.

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Suspected French gunman dead

2012-03-22 13:07

The alleged al-Qaeda militant believed responsible for a killing spree is dead, says a police source, after he resisted a raid on his besieged home in southern France.

No sign of life as French 'siege' continues

2012-03-22 10:20

Police have lost contact with a gunman suspected of killing seven people and there has been no sign of life from his apartment in France for 10 hours, says a top official.

Response to attacks puts Sarkozy in lead

2012-03-22 08:54

The first opinion poll since a gunman shot dead four people has showed President Nicolas Sarkozy would beat his Socialist challenger in the first round of a presidential election.

I brought France to its knees - gunman

2012-03-21 22:52
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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.

French minister denies shooting suspect arrested

2012-03-21 16:12

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant denies that the siege gunman has been arrested, saying the suspect remains holed up in an apartment in Toulouse, surrounded by police.

French police plan to storm building - report

2012-03-21 15:18

An official says French police plan to storm an apartment building shortly if a gunman suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al-Qaeda doesn't surrender.

French gunman 'to give himself up'

2012-03-21 11:29

A gunman under siege by French police in Toulouse suspected of killing four people at a Jewish school this week, has told negotiators he will give himself up, an official says.

French attack: Bodies flown to Israel

2012-03-21 08:11

An El Al plane has left Paris for Israel with the bodies of three Jewish children and a rabbi gunned down in southern France, amid fears that a suspected serial killer will strike again.

Massive French manhunt after killings

2012-03-20 17:18

France is struggling to grasp why a serial killer had gunned down three Jewish children in cold blood, triggering a massive manhunt and a bout of national soul-searching.

 

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.

French gunman captured, hostages freed

2012-06-20 17:39

A French police official says that a gunman who had taken four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse has been captured, and the hostages released.

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.

France: Terror charges against 13 Islamists

2012-04-04 16:00

Thirteen suspected Islamists have been charged in France with "criminal conspiracy connected to a terrorist enterprise" and illegal possession and transportation of weapons, say officials.

80 arrested in Denmark

2012-04-01 08:29

More than 80 people have been arrested as protesters hurling rocks and bottles tried to interrupt an anti-Islamic demonstration by far-right groups from across northern Europe.

French police arrest suspected Islamists

2012-03-30 09:01

French police have arrested about 20 people in swoops on suspected Islamist circles in several cities including Toulouse, scene of recent multiple killings, says a police source.

French candidates disappear from screens

2012-03-28 17:27

The start of France's presidential battle was dominated by televised rallies and debates but, with four weeks to go, the candidates are disappearing from screens, as the law dictates.

Al-Jazeera won't air French attacks

2012-03-27 15:00

Al-Jazeera says it will not air a video that appears to show the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school in southwestern France from the killer's point of view.

Sarkozy defends immigration laws

2012-03-26 14:01

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the far-right's use of the recent killing spree to call for tougher immigration laws doesn't make any sense since the perpetrator was French.

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.

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.

Timeline of French shooting drama

2012-03-22 14:48

A timeline of the shootings and subsequent house siege in the southern French city of Toulouse:

French suspect 'jumped out of window'

2012-03-22 13:44
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Self-professed al-Qaeda militant Mohamed Merah has died during a police assault on his besieged flat after jumping out of the window while still shooting, says an official.

3 blasts heard at French gunman siege

2012-03-22 12:06

Three loud explosions have been heard outside an apartment in southern France where a gunman suspected of seven racially motivated killings is under siege, says a witness.

French suspect not jailed in Afghanistan

2012-03-22 10:01

French school shooting suspect Mohamed Merah was not jailed in Afghanistan in 2007, his lawyer and an Afghan provincial official have said.

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".

Soldiers slain in terrorist execution: Sarkozy

2012-03-21 17:51

President Nicolas Sarkozy says the three French paratroopers gunned down in southern France were victims of a "terrorist execution".

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.

Victims of France shooting buried

2012-03-21 14:19

Three Jewish children and a rabbi shot dead at a Jewish school in France have been buried in Jerusalem in a funeral where one Israeli official said the attack was inspired by "wild animals made crazy by their hatred".

French cops in gunfight with Qaeda suspect

2012-03-21 10:00

Two police officers have been injured in a shoot-out in Toulouse with a gunman claiming links to al-Qaeda and who is believed to be responsible for the killing of four people at a Jewish school.

French victims shot in head at close range

2012-03-20 19:44

All seven people slain in three attacks in southern France by a suspected anti-Semitic serial killer were shot in the head at point blank range.

Fears of anti-Semitism after France attack

2012-03-20 15:50

Israeli media commentators have warned of the growing spectre of anti-Semitism in Europe, a day after an attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse that left four people dead.

 
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