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March 29, 2012 8:13 am

Algeria Refuses Body of French Terrorist

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Mohammed Merah, the man who confessed to police that he killed 7 people in France recently, before being shot dead in an armed standoff. Photo: screenshot via France 2.

Fox News – A young man who claimed responsibility for France’s worst terror attacks in years will be buried Thursday in a Muslim cemetery near the southern city where he was killed in gunfight with police, religious leaders said.

Burying Mohamed Merah is a sensitive issue for both his native France and his father’s native Algeria.

Merah told police he filmed himself killing three schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in a spate of attacks earlier this month. Merah, who said he had links to Al Qaeda, was shot in the head after a standoff with police last week.

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