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Toulouse: Gunman dead as French siege ends

22 March 2012 Last updated at 12:38 GMT

A police siege in the French city of Toulouse has ended with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, the French interior minister has said.

Police had entered the flat where Mohammed Merah was holed up shortly after 09:30 GMT, after a siege that had lasted 32 hours.

Merah fired at officers and was found dead after jumping from a window.

Merah, 23, was suspected of killing four people outside a Jewish school and three soldiers.

The BBC's Christian Fraser reports.