0915 French police have surrounded a house in Toulouse where a man suspected of a series of deadly shootings is holed up. In this live report AFP will be following the operation as it unfolds.
So far two officers have been wounded after shots were fired at the property under siege in a residential area of the city.
The suspect is a French national of North African origin who has declared himself a member of the Al-Qaeda network, officials said.
In the latest development, police said the suspect had been previously arrested in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. A source close to the investigation told AFP that the 24-year-old had once been arrested on a matter of common law in the country.© ANP/AFP