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France: Islamists seeking to avenge Merah's death

France's interior minister says some Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Muslim radical, who the government says was responsible for the killing of seven people in a shooting spree in the country's south.

 

Claude Gueant, speaking on French radio Europe 1 Friday, said that authorities have observed increased "desire" and "enthusiasm" among such groups to avenge the death of Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, who died in a standoff with police last month. (AP)