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New blasts in suspect's standoff against French police

March 21, 2012
  • A RAID special intervention police officer arrives near the building where the suspected killer is holed up in Toulouse, France Wednesday. After a pre-dawn raid erupted into a firefight, French riot police pressed Wednesday for the surrender of a holed-up gunman who is suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al-Qaida. A prosecutor said the gunman was planning to kill another soldier.
By The Associated Press

TOULOUSE, France — Two new blasts and brief bursts of gunfire have sounded near the apartment building where a suspected gunman behind a deadly string of shootings in southwest France is holed up.

An Interior Ministry official said, however, that no assault was under way to capture 24-year-old suspect Mohamed Merah, who boasted to authorities of an aim to bring France “to its knees” with an al-Qaida-linked terror spree.

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