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France: Trèbes gunman killed by police in supermarket; 3 killed in terror attack


French police killed a gunman holed up in the supermarket in France where he had taken hostages earlier on Friday, a source close to the investigation said.

"The hostage-taker is dead", the source said and also added that he was killed during a raid on the supermarket. "Two officers were wounded", the source further added.

Earlier three people were killed in three separate incidents which the government is treating as an act of terrorism.

Shooting & hostage-taking reported at supermarket in south France

The incident took place in the town of Trebes in the south of the country, the French Interior Ministry said on Twitter.The man "entered the Super U supermarket at around 11.15 am and shots were heard," a source told AFP. 

France gunman claims allegiance to Islamic State group, reports AFP quoting prosecutors.

Local authorities are reportedly treating the incident as a possible terrorist attack. France's interior ministry confirmed a response was underway by police and security forces.

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