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    Algeria Refuses Shooter’s Body

    Image #: 17352859    An undated and non-datelined video frame grab broadcast March 21, 2012 by French national television station France 2 who they claim to show Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days in France. About 300 police, some in body armour, have cordoned off a five-storey building in Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim shooter, identified as Mohamed Merad, is holed up. REUTERS/France 2 Television/Handout      (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW)      Reuters/France 2 Television /LANDOV

    France 2 Television, Reuters / Landov

    Mohammed Merah won’t be buried in an Algerian village, after its mayor responded negatively. “Algeria has nothing to do with this case, and we do not understand why some circles in France are trying to involve us in it,” a government source said. The 23-year-old Frenchman, who killed seven people in France, will likely be buried near Toulouse, the location of his final rampage at a Jewish school. Merah’s father, who wanted his son buried in Algeria, has lashed out at French authorities for killing Merah instead of putting him on trial, and threatened to sue the state.

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