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Kandahar - Mar 21, 2012 - 15:52

Last modified: 21 Mar 2012 12:52

The Reuters news agency is reporting that Mohammed Merah, the suspect in the French school shooting, was jailed in the southern province of Kandahar for alleged bombings in 2007.

A prison official speaking to Reuters said Merah was later freed in a mass prison break organised by Taliban forces.

The Kandahar Media and Information Center has denied the claims on their Twitter account.