Al-Jazeera 'has footage' of Toulouse shootings

Al-Jazeera 'has footage' of Toulouse shootings

TV network Al-Jazeera says it has received a video that appears to show the shooting rampage that left seven people dead in France.

Al-Jazeera’s Paris bureau chief Zied Tarrouche said that the footage shows the three attacks in chronological order, including two on soldiers and a third outside a Jewish school. The images are mixed with religious songs and the recitation of Koranic verses.

Mr Tarrouche said the voice of the killer and the cries of the victims can be heard but the voices have been distorted.

Frenchman Mohamed Merah was responsible for the attacks. He was killed last week after a more than 30-hour stand-off with police.

Police said they could not comment on whether the images were authentic.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked any TV station with footage of the attacks not to broadcast it.

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