Shooting at Jewish school in France

2012-03-19 10:51
Toulouse - A shooter has opened fire in front of a Jewish school in a southwest French city, killing several people, the Toulouse prosecutor said on Monday.

Michel Valet told The Associated Press that there were "several dead" in the shooting on Monday morning at the school in Toulouse. He said it was unclear whether the victims were children.

The shooting happened in the same area where a gunman on a motorbike opened fire on three uniformed paratroopers at a bank machine on Thursday, killing two and critically wounding the other. The attack in the town of Montauban occurred not far from the soldiers' barracks. Four days earlier, a gunman on a motorbike shot and killed another paratrooper in Toulouse, about 50km away.

Authorities said at the time that forensic analysis showed that the same weapon was used in the shootings in Montauban and Toulouse.

It was not immediately clear if all three shootings are related.

France's interior minister Claude Gueant has reportedly ordered security to be tightened at all Jewish schools in France following the shooting.

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