French shooter linked to extreme Islamic group, cornered in Toulouse

French police say suspect, named as Mohammed Merah, of Algerian origin #AlArabiya #Toulouse

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 21, 2012

From New York Times:

Two French police officers were injured in a shoot-out during a raid on a house in Toulouse on Wednesday to arrest suspects in the killings of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in southwest France this week, a police source said.

The source said the raid began at 3.00 am local time (02:00 a.m. British time) and was ongoing, but did not provide further details.

French news channel BFM TV said the suspects were linked to an Islamist group which it identified as Forsane Alizza but it was not immediately possible to confirm this

#Toulouse killings suspect thought to have made several combat training missions to Afghanistan and Pakistan. @FRANCE24

— Douglas Herbert (@dougf24) March 21, 2012

RT @cloviscasali:man called @France24 newsroom saying he's behind #Toulouse Montauban attacks, told us videos of all killings will be online

— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) March 21, 2012

rt @dougf24: Police reportedly tracked down #Toulouse suspect via IP address of his brother's computer http://t.co/AMFzt6ZF

— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) March 21, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/21/police-have-house-surrounded-in-france-killer-believe-inside/

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