Two arrested in connection with Toulouse shootings

By Sandy Rashty, December 4, 2012
Emergency service officers gather at the site of the school shooting in Toulouse (Photo: AP)

Emergency service officers gather at the site of the school shooting in Toulouse (Photo: AP)

Two people have been arrested in connection with killing of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse earlier this year.

A Gypsy and his former partner have been questioned by police on suspicion of acting as accomplices to self-proclaimed “Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah.

Mr Merah, who had French citizenship, said he was motivated by the death of Palestinians and military action by France abroad.

“Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah (Photo: AP)

“Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah (Photo: AP)

Mr Merah, 24, was shot on March 22 by police after a 32-hour siege. Two police officers were wounded during the stand-off. He is held responsible for the deaths of seven people from March 11-19.

President Francois Hollande pledged to tighten anti-terror laws following the attacks.

Last updated: 11:10am, December 4 2012