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    French police kill fleeing extremist

    In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a French police assault team slipped into an Islamic extremist's apartment Thursday, sparking a firefight that ended with the man being shot in the head as he jumped out the window, weapon in hand.

  • Extremist suspect upends French presidential race

    French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says her anti-Islam agenda has been vindicated: A French Muslim claiming ties to al Qaeda has taken responsibility for the country's worst killing spree in years.

  • This undated and unlocated frame grab provided Wednesday, March 21, 2012, by French TV station France 2 shows Mohammad Merah, the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days in France. (AP Photo/France 2)

    French terror suspect shot in head by police

    An Islamic extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died after being shot in the head by police as he jumped out of his apartment after a fierce gunfight with police, authorities said.

  • A French SWAT-style police officer arrives Wednesday near the building where the suspect in a series of killings was holed up in Toulouse, France. After a pre-dawn raid erupted into a firefight, French riot police pressed for his surrender. (Associated Press)

    Suspect in 7 killings in Franceholed up in police standoff

    In a tense, daylong standoff, French riot police surrounded a building in southwest France on Wednesday, demanding the surrender of a man they suspect of slaying seven victims in an al Qaeda-linked terrorism spree.

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