Suspected ISIS Operative Takes Hostages In French Supermarket

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Paris: A policeman was shot and a man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area of southwest France on Friday, security sources told agency.

The policeman was shot in the town of Carcassonne, while a gunman fired shots during a hostage-taking Friday morning at a supermarket in the town of Trebes 15 minutes’ drive away.

The man “entered the Super U supermarket at around 11.15 am and shots were heard,” a source said of the Trebes incident. Local authorities tweeted that the area was out-of-bounds to the public.

The gunman who was involved in the hostage-taking incident claimed allegiance to ISIS according to the local prosecutor’s office.

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