Two men arrested in connection with Toulouse killer

(JTA) — French police arrested two men in connection with an attack last year on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

Two men were arrested Tuesday in Toulouse and taken to Paris for questioning, the French news agency AFP reported.

The men, ages 28 and 30, reportedly were friends of Mohamed Merah, who killed three Jewish children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse on March 19, 2013.

He was killed three days later in a police raid on his home as he tried to jump out the bathroom window. Before attacking the school, he killed three French soldiers.

The arrested men reportedly had been placed under surveillance last weekend. They can be held for up to four days without being charged, under France’s anti-terrorism laws.

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