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Trèbes siege – live updates: Gunman with ‘allegiance to Isis’ kills hostages at supermarket in southern France in suspected terror attack

THE INDEPENDENT – Gunmen have shot at police and taken hostage in a small town in the south of France, according to local reports.

French Interior Ministry said on Twitter on Friday that security officials were carrying out an operation at a supermarket in town of Trebes in southern France.

But authorities gave no further details on media reports that a hostage situation was ongoing.

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Here’s the latest wrap from the AP:
French counterterrorism prosecutors are taking charge of the investigation into the shooting of a police officer in southern France that has led to an apparent hostage-taking at a supermarket.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said counterterrorism investigators are taking over the probe into the ongoing incident Friday in the town of Trebes, but did not provide details on why.

There are unconfirmed media reports that the assailant claimed connections to the Islamic State group.

Interior Minister spokesman Frederic Delanouvelle told The Associated Press that there is one suspect and police are trying to subdue him. He provided no details of how many people were inside the supermarket or were believed held hostage.

The gunman is now alone with one policeman inside the supermarket, and all other hostages have been freed, according to the mayor of Trebes.

The man taking hostages inside of the supermarket is reported to have shouted “in revenge for Syria” as the attack began, according to local reports.

Two people have been killed in the attack. That includes the butcher in the supermarket, the mayor has said.

A team of France’s elite GIGN forces, its equivalent of SWAT teams, are on their way to Trebes from Toulouse, according to the local l’Independant.

French prosecutors are treating the hostage situation as a terror incident, according to local reports.

The French interior minister has posted on Twitter that he is taking part in emergency conferences with security forces.
He will go immeidately to the scene, he writes.

There’s some confusion about the connection to Isis. Initial reports had said that Isis had claimed responsibility for the attack – but that is wrong, and hasn’t yet happened. In fact, the new reports suggest only that the man holding hostages has given his allegiance to the group.

A man holding hostages in a supermarket in southwestern France has claimed allegiance to Islamic State, BFM TV said.

Here’s the latest from the AP:
French authorities say a police operation is taking place in a small town in southern France after a police officer was shot and wounded.

A suspect has been surrounded at a supermarket in the town of Trebes, south of Toulouse, and might have taken hostages, national police said.

The French Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account Friday that police and rescue operations are the priority.

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

Trebes is very close to Carcassone – itself not from Toulouse.

You can read our full report on the latest from the developing situation here.
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