after a man on a motorbike outside the school opened fire.
The French news channel BFM said one adult and two children were among the dead. Reuters are reporting that a fourth person has been injured in the attack.Telegraph
French reports claim the shooting took place at Ozar Hatorah College in Jolimont, northeast ofToulouse. It comes just days after two other incidents in which soldiers were gunned down by a man on a motorbike in the same region. [..]
Police in southwestern France launched a major manhunt last week after the killing of three paratroopers and the wounding of another in two separate, but connected incidents. The perpetrator of both attacks fled on a motorbike.
According to 20 minutesthe killed are one teacher at the school and his two children.
UPDATE: The media now reports that four people have died. One teacher/rabbi and his two sons 3 and 6 years, plus another child, 8 years old.. One other child is in critical condition.
Both president Nicolas Sarkozy and minister of the interior Claude Gueant are reported to be visiting the place today Security around Jewish schools have been increased. Soldiers in France have been ordered not to wear uniforms outside military bases.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said there were striking similarities between a shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday and the killing of three soldiers earlier this month in two separate incidents.Authorities are looking into a possible neo-nazi link. Hattip: Radiowalla.
Speaking from Toulouse, he said that one of the soldiers killed in the earlier incidents had been of Caribbean origin and the other two Muslims.
Neo-nazi parachutists had been dismissed from the military at a nearby base in 2008.Source: Reuters.
The three murdered soldiers were parachutists from this same base. The authorities are looking into this possible link.
Security has been strengthened around minority religious schools and other religious sites.
There will be a one minute remembrance at all French shools tomorrow.