French shootings suspect is shot dead by police

  • 22 March 2012
French RAID police in Toulouse Image copyright AFP

The man who admitted killing seven people recently in the French city of Toulouse has been killed. Two police officers were injured in the attack.

Police had surrounded the flat where the man had been hiding for more than a day. It's thought he was a member of the terrorist organisation, al-Qaeda.

On Monday, three children and a teacher died when shots were fired at their school.

Three French soldiers were shot in two similar attacks a few days earlier.

The funerals of the teacher - who was a Jewish rabbi - and the three children, took place on Wednesday at the school where the attacks happened.

Even though the school was Jewish, Muslim people sent flowers to show how they felt about the deaths.

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Image caption These funeral flowers had a message saying "Muslims with you"