Two dead as suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

23 March 2018 05:45 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France a short while ago, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

A security source said the two were killed in the attack at a Super U store in the town of Trebes.

Armed police were also responding to the earlier shooting of a policeman in the town of Carcassonne, 15 minutes drive away, which took place at around 11 am (1000 GMT).

It was unclear if the two incidents were linked.

The gunman claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group, the local prosecutor's office said, and the incident was being treated as a terror attack.

Local authorities tweeted that the area around the supermarket was off-limits to the public, while Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said it was a "serious" incident.

If the link to Islamic State is confirmed, the hostage-taking would be the first deadly attack in France since October, when two young women were stabbed to death outside Marseille's main train station.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb was heading to the scene, he wrote on Twitter
The area of southwest France where Friday's shootings took place has been scarred by Islamic extremism before.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 5

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Anja Friday, 23 March 2018 08:33 PM

    Feeling the heat trying to interfear via DM Android App

    Truthseeker Friday, 23 March 2018 09:49 PM

    Religion of peace everybody! Let's keep bringing more of these peace loving, gentle folk into the country, and if you disagree you must be a racist, bigoted islamophobe!

    mohamd Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:43 PM

    Just because France says they believe ( not yet confirmed ) - you just jummped a conclusion. In USA school boy killed more than 17 children - Did you talk about their religion - As per the news and social media so called state has destroyed its own countries and people not outsiders

    Arnold Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:17 PM

    Lets have your expert opinion and judgement about the riots in Kandy as well.

    The Truth Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:00 PM

    Terrorists have no religion. No religion commands to kill innocents or burn down property like what happened in Kandy.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Frontline cops charge negligence by high-ups worsened police cluster

The police have done an invaluable service in the frontlines to combat the CO

US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’s Key Sri Lankan Tamil Aide

An overwhelming feeling of relief has descended upon the world-not merely th

The virus may be spreading much faster than official data suggest

The daily case reports from the Epidemiology Unit are the only data we have t

Credentials of official raise controversy

Amila Ishan Kankanamge, the Government appointed non-Executive Director to Mo

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.