Gunman Mohamed Merah buried near Toulouse
The gunman, Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in three separate attacks in southern France, has been buried in a town near Toulouse, the BBC reported tonight.
Earlier Merah's body had been due to be flown to Algeria to be buried, but authorities in that country refused to take his remains.
His father had expressed a wish that the body be returned to Algeria and buried in a family plot in the Medea region.
Merah's body was transferred to Toulouse airport today in order to be transported to Algiers.
However, authorities refused to take it for 'reasons of public order.'
Abdallah Zekri of the French Muslim Council said that Merah would instead be buried at the Muslim cemetery in the Toulouse neighbourhood of Cornebarrieu.
Merah, a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin, died after being shot in the head by a police sniper following a 32-hour siege.
During the siege, one of the longest in French history, Merah had admitted to killing seven people including a rabbi, three young children at a Jewish school and three French paratroopers.
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
British are sexually uptight, dirty and drink too much – according to Spanish book
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...
£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...