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Toulouse Killer’s Brother Brought to Paris by Police, AFP Says

March 24, 2012

France’s anti-terrorism judicial police transferred the 29-year-old brother of the man who killed seven people in Toulouse to Paris for more questioning, Agence France-Presse reported, citing an unidentified source close to the investigation.

Abdelkader Merah and his girlfriend will arrive in Paris later today to be interrogated by anti-terror magistrates, AFP said. According to French legislation, suspects held under anti- terror rules can be held for up to 96 hours for questioning, according to AFP.

Mohamed Merah, 23, killed three paratroopers, three children and one teacher between March 11 and 19. He was shot dead by the police on March 21.

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