'IS' gunman kills 2 in France

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2018 19:48 IST

Paris [France], Mar 23 (ANI): At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France on Friday.

According to the media reports, the Gunman is a Moroccan national, who is now alone in the supermarket with the member of French security forces.

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said the information suggests it would be a terrorist act.

"Hostage taking underway in Trebes: all the information suggests that it would be a terrorist act. I am shortening my trip to Mulhouse to return to Paris," he tweeted.

Earlier, one officer was injured in a separate incident when a gunman opened fire on a police team from Marseille who were jogging.

However, the two incidents reportedly believed to be linked. (ANI)

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