Posted: Thu, March 22 2012 at 8:19 AM, Updated: Thu, March 22 2012 at 8:41 AM
The suspect in the killing of seven people in and around the southern French city of Toulouse is dead after a police siege of his apartment, lasting more than 31 hours.
24-year-old Mohamed Merah, a French citizen from Algeria is a self-proclaimed member of Al Qaeda.
He was killed in the raid overnight.
Merah confessed to Monday's killings of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school and last week's shooting deaths of three paratrooper.
He said he killed to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest the French army's involvement in Afghanistan.