Mohammed Merah, French shooting suspect, trades gunfire with police in standoff

Under orders to seize him alive, French anti-terrorism forces engaged in marathon negotiations Wednesday with a young Islamic activist accused of killing three soldiers, three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi during an eight-day spree of point-blank shootings in southwest France.
The standoff began in a blaze of gunfire as paramilitary forces approached the suspect’s apartment in a working-class neighborhood of Toulouse at 3 a.m. Two policemen were wounded in the initial burst, one in the shoulder the other in the knee, and the militant warned that he was armed with several weapons and knew how to use them.Read More


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