Mohamed Merah er ikke alene. 85 andre fra Frankrike har vært i Waziristan og trent med Taliban, sier en pakistansk etterretningskilde til AP.

The officials said 85 Frenchmen have been training with the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan tribal area for the past three years. Most have dual nationality with France and North African countries.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Meanwhile, the French media reported on Saturday that Merah’s elder brother, Abdelkader, who was arrested on Wednesday after police found explosives in his car, told police investigators that he is «proud» of his brother’s acts.

Abdelkader Merah, described by police as a religious fundamentalist, is being investigated for possible links to Merah’s attacks, which killed three children, a rabbi and three soldiers. In 2007, Abdelkader Merah was investigated for links to Iraqi jihadists in 2007 but never charged.

Dozens of French Muslims training with Taliban,Pakistan officials say
Pakistani intelligence officials say 85 Frenchmen training with Taliban over past three years; officials investigating whether Toulouse shootings perpetrator was one of those trained.