Report: 3 neo-Nazi paratroopers suspected in shooting

March 19, 2012 22:25

French paper Le Point reported Monday that French police are searching for three former paratroopers, who were dismissed over suspicion of being neo-Nazis in 2008, in connection with the Toulouse Jewish school shooting that left four dead.

Srench President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the same gunman who shot dead a teacher and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday was also responsible for the killing of three soldiers last week, apparently motivated by racism.

"We know that it is the same person and the same weapon that killed the soldiers, the children and the teacher," Sarkozy said in a televised address, saying the terrorism alert level in France had been raised.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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