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France: Islamist radicals want to avenge death of alleged terrorist Mohamed Merah.

Photo of Mohamed Merah, according to French Television. Photo Credit Handout.

France’s interior minister Claude Gueant said that some radical Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Mohamed Merah, a muslim radical, who the government says was responsible for the killing of seven people in a shooting spree in the south of France.

The Minister , speaking on French radio Europe 1 on Friday, said that authorities have observed increased “desire’’ and “enthusiasm’’ among such groups to avenge the death of the alleged terrorist Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, who died in a standoff with police last month.