Gun fired in Ozar Hatorah secondary college tragedy was weapon used in fatal attack on three French troops, police say
A gun used in a shooting at a Jewish school in south-west France was the same weapon used in the shooting dead of three French soldiers last week, police sources have said.
Four people, including a father and his two sons and another child, were killed at the Toulouse school on Monday. Reuters reported that French police were linking the attack with the shooting of the soldiers in Toulouse and nearby Montauban.
The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, had said there were “similarities” between the two attacks.
Speaking in Toulouse, he said: “We are struck by the similarities between the modus operandi of today’s drama and those last week, even if we have to wait to have more elements from the police to confirm this hypothesis.”
The soldiers who were shot were of north African and Caribbean origin. Two of them were Muslims.