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Hostages held in Toulouse bank by 'al-Qaeda militant'

Four people have been taken hostage in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse by a man claiming to be linked to al-Qaeda, police say.

The man fired a shot and demanded to speak to the elite police unit which shot Islamist gunman Mohamed Merah.

Merah killed seven people in Toulouse before he was shot dead by police in March.

The BBC's Christian Fraser says the bank is located near to the apartment where Mohamed Merah was found by police.

  • 20 Jun 2012
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