As it happened: Toulouse gunman dead

Key points

  • The gunman alleged to have killed seven people in the French city of Toulouse has been killed by snipers after a 32-hour siege.
  • Authorities say Mohammed Merah killed a teacher and three children at a Jewish school and three soldiers - and filmed the murders.
  • The man has claimed affiliation to al-Qaeda and said he acted to "avenge Palestinian children". He also fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan, authorities say.

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Reporting:

  • Claudia Allen 
  • Patrick Howse 
  • Adam Robinson 
  • Mike Fox 

Last updated 22 March 2012

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