TOULOUSE, France – An elite French anti-terror police unit raided a home early Wednesday in search of a suspect with possible Al Qaeda ties in the deadly massacre at a French Jewish school, French media reported.
A gunman killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school Monday, and is suspected to be linked to the killings of three off-duty soldiers the week before.
The suspect is reportedly holding out in what police describe as a pavilion, and is heavily armed. He is described as a 24-year-old ultra Islamist, who claims he was trained with Al Qaeda on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
He reportedly told police he was trained to avenge the killings of Palestinians, and is part of a terror cell. (Read more.)