The terrorist who murdered seven people, including a rabbi and three young children, is dead after a 30-hour siege in Toulouse.
French police raided the apartment in which 23-year-old Mohammed Merah was holed up after he failed to fulfill two promises to surrender Wednesday.
Officers first flooded the apartment with gas in an effort to paralyze the terrorist. However, they were met with a hail of bullets when they attempted to enter the apartment — gunfire that lasted several minutes.
Merah reportedly died when he leapt from his window trying to escape the oncoming police.
Three police officers were wounded as they stormed the apartment, according to the AFP news agency, including one “fairly seriously.”
At least 10 to 12 gunshots were heard, followed by a second burst of gunfire, according to a BBC reporter. A resident at the scene said Merah died with his gun “still in his hand,” according to the BBC.
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By Chana Ya’ar