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Toulouse siege aftermath

The brother of Mohamed Merah has been charged in connection with the murder of seven people. In Toulouse thousands marched for tolerance.

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Toulouse gunman seemed like a 'normal young man'

A man who met the Toulouse gunman, Mohammed Merah, at a nightclub just weeks before the shootings has said that he appeared to be a "normal young man". Mehdi Nedder, 31, said:

Three weeks ago he was in at a nightclub...This morning I hear we're talking about Al Qaeda. How can you change like that in three weeks?

Another acquaintance who only identified himself by his first name, Kamel, said:

[Merah] was respectful and generous...We never spoke about weapons, religion or politics, but cars, bikes, girls and sports.

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