France 2 via Reuters
This undated frame grab from a video broadcast Wednesday by French national television station France 2 purports to show Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the killing of three paratroopers, three children and a rabbi.
PARIS -- An autopsy on the body of Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the shooting spree in the city of Toulouse, shows he was hit by some 20 bullets, The Associated Press reported.
Judicial and police officials said Friday that a bullet wound to the left temple and another to the abdomen of Merah, 23, were fatal, the AP said. But the officials said he had 20 wounds, mainly to the arms and legs. The AP said the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
Merah, who claimed al-Qaida ties, was suspected of kiling seven people in three attacks -- in fact, during a 32-hour standoff, he told negotiators that he was responsible, police said. He died Thursday in a gunfight with police who said they fired in self-defense.
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