The brother of the French gunman who killed seven people including children in a shooting spree denied involvement in the attacks but said he was proud of his sibling’s actions, according to police. Anti-terror police near Paris were on Saturday still interrogating killer Mohamed Merah’s older brother Abdelkader, transferred from detention in the southwestern city of Toulouse on Saturday along with his girlfriend. Mohamed Merah, 23, was labelled a “monster” by French President Nicolas Sarkozy after he killed three Jewish children, a trainee rabbi and three soldiers in three separate gun attacks this month in or near Toulouse. He was killed on Thursday in a hail of bullets as he tried to shoot his way out of a Toulouse apartment after a 32-hour siege. Abdelkader Merah, 29, taken into custody on Wednesday, admitted being present when the scooter his brother used in the killings was stolen, but said he knew nothing of Mohamed’s intentions. He added he was “proud” of his brother, whose attacks led to the suspension of the presidential election campaign and provoked revulsion in France and beyond. French law requires that he be charged or released early Sunday after four days in detention. Police and prosecutors have described Abdelkader as a more radical Islamist than his brother. The elder brother has long been known to police for his “fundamentalist religious convictions”, a police source said. Police said they were investigating whether the elder brother had provided financial or logistical support to the shooter — something Abdelkader denied….