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Minister Confirms Terror Suspect Merah Is Dead – SPIEGEL ONLINE

In News on March 22, 2012 at 07:30

French police during the seige on the suspect in Toulouse.

I was right… although it took a bit longer than I expected. 

Terror suspect Mohamed Merah, who is believed responsible for the killings of seven people in recent days, is dead, following a prolonged siege of his apartment in Toulouse. French Interior Minister Claude Guéant confirmed the death around noon on Thursday.

Police raided the building mid-morning Thursday after a 30-hour standoff. Reuters reported that gunfire rang out for four minutes and explosions were heard

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