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.


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.

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