Latest update: 27/03/2012
Could the Toulouse attacks have been prevented?
France's security forces stopped Mohamed Merah's killing spree in southern France, but they failed to capture the killer alive after a 32-hour siege. The tragedy has sparked criticism: intelligence services knew Merah, but failed to stop him before he carried out his attacks. Was this due to French liberty laws, or did intelligence and anti-terror services fail to carry out their duties correctly?