Two arrested in connection with Toulouse shootings

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.

“Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah (Photo: AP)

“Islamic warrior” Mohammed Merah (Photo: AP)

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

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