Image: Pascal Parrot for Reuters.
A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets on Thursday as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window during a gunbattle with elite police commandos.
Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, died from gunshot wounds at the end of a 30-hour standoff with police at his apartment in southern France and after confessing to killing three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi.
He was firing at police as he jumped out of the window, Interior Minister Claude Gueant told reporters near the five-storey building, in a suburb of the southern city of Toulouse.
Source: John Irish and Nicholas Vinocur for Euro News.
Image: Pascal Parrot for Reuters. A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to…
by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 22, 2012