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Toulouse Killer Wanted to Commit Attacks in Paris, JDD Says

March 25, 2012

Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in and around Toulouse, said he had plans to commit attacks in the capital city Paris, Le Journal du Dimanche reported, citing an unidentified police officer.

Merah, 23, told the special police officers who were seeking to negotiate his surrender that the killings in Toulouse were just a start. He added that he wanted to see and touch his victims before they died, JDD quoted the officer as saying.

Between March 11 and 19, Merah killed three paratroopers, three children and one teacher at a Jewish school. He was shot dead by the police on March 21.

Separately Agence France-Presse reported today that Merah’s brother, who is suspected to have supported him in his actions, will be questioned by a anti-terrorism judge in Paris and is likely to be formally indicted, AFP reported, citing the lawyer of Abdelkader Merah’s wife.

To contact the reporters on this story: Helene Fouquet in Paris at hfouquet1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Vidya Root at vroot@bloomberg.net


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