Armed police stand guard outside the French domestic intelligence agency headquarters (DCRI) in Levallois-Perret, near Paris, March 24, 2012. Abdelkader Merah and his girlfriend were transfered here from Toulouse for further questioning about the mas
Armed police stand guard outside the French domestic intelligence agency headquarters (DCRI) in Levallois-Perret, near Paris, March 24, 2012. Abdelkader Merah and his girlfriend were transfered here from Toulouse for further questioning about the mas

PARIS - A brother of Mohamed Merah, the Islamic radical who killed seven people in attacks on a Jewish school and French paratroopers in 2012, has been ordered to stand trial on terrorism charges.
 
Authorities initially suspected a lone-wolf attack. But after nearly four years of investigation, the Paris prosecutor's office said Wednesday that Abdelkhader Merah, in custody since 2012, will be sent to trial in an anti-terrorism court along with one other person.
 
The prosecutor's office says Abdelkhader Merah is accused of involvement in an al-Qaida-related group that plotted attacks against Jews and soldiers and obtained weapons and stole a scooter for his brother's rampage. Among the charges is complicity to murder.
 
Three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers were killed. Mohamed Merah died in a shootout with police.