IS claims responsibility for France supermarket shooting

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2018 21:48 IST

Paris [France], Mar 23 (ANI): The militant group Islamic State on Friday took the responsibility for the incidents of firing at France supermarket named 'Super U' that claimed lives of four people including the gunman responsible for the attacks.

As per the Guardian, the gunman had taken an unknown number of hostages before opening fire.

He hijacked a car, killed its driver and attempted to mow down four police officers while opening fire at them. One policeman got injured in the incident while he was jogging at a park.

He later drove the car to the supermarket and immediately opened fire upon people, killing two before taking several others as hostages.

It took three hours to bring the situation under control when the police shot dead the gunman in a cross firing.

The France interior ministry named the deceased gunman as Redouane Lakdim, 26 a resident of Carcassonne.

Later, French President Emmanuel Macron, while speaking at a European Union summit said the incidents were 'terrorists' in nature and added that he would soon return to Paris to take an action upon it.(ANI)

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