Toulouse killer's brother kept behind bars

The brother of the al Qaeda-inspired killer who died in a hail of French police bullets will be kept behind bars while he is investigated for possible complicity in the crimes, the public prosecutor's office says.

Abdelkader Merah, 29, was arrested last Wednesday as police laid siege to his brother Mohamed's Toulouse apartment following the killing of four soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi, was placed under formal investigation after four days of preliminary interrogation.

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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.