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19 - 23 March 12
Extremist Gunman Dead After French Standoff - UPDATED LOCATIONS
Toulouse, France
France Shooting

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The extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died on Thursday, 22 March after jumping from his window, gun in hand, in a fierce shootout with police.

The death of Mohamed Merah, 23, ended a more than 32-hour standoff with an elite police squad trying to capture him alive. Merah was wanted in the deaths of seven people, three paratroopers, three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi, all killed over 10 days. Another student and another paratrooper were wounded in his attacks.

Police said, during hours of negotiations on Wednesday when the standoff first began, Merah admitted to being proud of the seven slayings he carried out in three motorcycle shooting attacks around the southwestern city of Toulouse. They are believed to be the first killings inspired by Islamic radical motives in France in more than a decade.

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