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A man who was shot to death with three others at a French nature park was in the process of selling a house near Bordeaux, French newspaper Sud-Ouest reported. Saad al-Hilli, 50, was...
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Swede victims of French Alps massacre

The Swedish woman, a 77-year-old according to British media, was found dead together with her daughter and her daughter's husband -- all of whom were shot in the head. The woman is a Swedish citizen and has a Swedish passport, said the foreign ministry, but they were unwilling to divulge further information. "The information provided in France is correct. She is Swedish. We are waiting for the end of the identification process to issue an official confirmation," foreign ministry spokeswoman Linn Duvhammar said. Four people were killed in the mystery shooting on Wednesday, with three of them shot in the head in what the prosecutor in charge of the case Thursday called an act of "extreme savagery." Three of the victims were found in a British-registered BMW estate car near Chevaline in the French Alps, while the fourth was a French cyclist who arrived at the scene by chance. There were two young girls also in the vehicle when the shooting occurred, and they are now both being held under high security from French police. Prosecutor Eric Maillaud also said an Iraqi passport was found. A man who was found dead in the driver's seat was identified as Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old who was born in Baghdad but living in Britain. One of the daughters, a four-year-old, hid for eight hours under the legs of her dead mother before being discovered by police. The girl was not discovered at first as police did not know she was inside the car, and were reluctant to tamper with potential <b>...</b>
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