At least two people are reportedly dead after a gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS has taken hostages in a supermarket in the south of France, according to reports.
A policeman has reportedly been injured following a second shooting which is believed to be related.
The gunman, who screamed ‘Vengeance For Syria’ is thought to have taken the hostages in a branch of Super U in Trebes, south of Toulouse. It is thought the the man entered the supermarket at 11.00am local time.
— Marco (WCN News) (@meteorologo777) March 23, 2018
Shots have been fired in the area and the Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has called the situation ‘serious’, The Mirror reports.
Local media have reported a policeman who was jogging in nearby Carcassonne was shot at by two people in a car. The officer is reportedly wounded.
The attacker also demanded the release of Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.
At least two people have been killed, according to reports, with some claiming three are dead. Dozens are injured.
Latest on #Trebes:
– Gunman killed by police
– 3 dead, 2 hurt in three separate attacks
– Policeman held by gunman and other hostages released
– Nothing from official ISIS channels
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) March 23, 2018
It has been reported that all of the hostages have been freed, and the hostage-taker is now alone with a police officer.
[Update]: It has been reported that the attacker has since been shot dead.
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