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Two Victims in Hostage Situation at French Supermarket, Anti-Terror Op Underway – Sputnik International

According to a security source, a policeman has been hurt in a second shooting in Southern France, with the French gunman reportedly claiming allegiance to the Daesh group and the French counterterrorism prosecutor taking charge of the investigation.

A major police operation is underway in Trèbes, France, due to a shooting followed by a hostage-taking incident in a city supermarket with two people having been killed, according to the French Interior Ministry.

“Customers have been freed, only the hostage taker is in the supermarket with one police officer,” the BFMTV channel says.

A man took cover in the Super U of Trèbes (Aude) and reportedly opened fire towards a CRS who was wounded.

According to the preliminary details of the investigation, a man “entered the supermarket Super U around 11:15 a.m. and shots were heard,”  a source close to the case told AFP. The supermarket has been surrounded by the police.

According to prosecutors, the French gunman is reportedly claiming allegiance to the Daesh* group and the hostage-taking is being treated as a terror incident.

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Authorities in the Aude region are advising people to avoid the area around the supermarket.

Hostage situation at French supermarket is “very serious” according to the French Prime Minister. French Interior Minister is heading to Trebes.

​​*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

Sorgente: Two Victims in Hostage Situation at French Supermarket, Anti-Terror Op Underway – Sputnik International

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