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.
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.
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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