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French killer said posted footage online

2012-03-22 22:39

Toulouse - 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 said on Thursday.

Mohamed Merah filmed each attack in its entirety, said Francois Molins, France's top anti-terror magistrate who is overseeing the probe into the killing of three soldiers, three Jewish children and a teacher.

Merah, who died on Thursday in a shoot-out with police in the southwestern city of Toulouse, used a GoPro camera to record his deadly attacks, said Molins.

During the 32-hour stand-off before his death, Merah told police that he posted the footage on the Internet but "we don't know where or how or when", said Molins.

Police found the camera after Merah told them he had given it to an acquaintance, Molins said.