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Mohamed Merah Photo: Le Point
Mohamed Merah Photo: Le Point

Police arrest 2 'accomplices' in Toulouse attacks

Man and woman suspected of helping Mohamed Merah carry out attacks arrested in southern France

Published: 12.04.12, 13:09 / Israel News

French police on Tuesday arrested two alleged accomplices of gunman Mohamed Merah, whose al-Qaeda-inspired shooting spree in and around the southern city of Toulouse in March left seven people dead.


A man, described by police as a member of the traveler community, was arrested in the southern town of Albi, while his former partner was arrested in Toulouse, on suspicions they helped Merah carry out his attacks, a police source said.

המצור על ביתו של מוחמד מראח במרס השנה (צילום: MCT)

Police raid on Merah's house last March (Photo: MCT)


Mohamed Merah killed three Jewish children, a rabbi and three paratroopers in and around the southern city of Toulouse in March before dying in a standoff with police.


Merah claimed links to al-Qaeda and said he had received training at an Islamist paramilitary camp in Pakistan.

קברו של מוחמד מראח (צילום: MCT)

Merah's grave (Photo: MCT)


One of his brothers, Abdelkader, also faces preliminary charges in the case and is in police custody.




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