France shooting: Four dead, partner of ISIS shooter held

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A general view shows gendarmes and police officers at a supermarket after a hostage situation in Trebes, France, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

The French police have detained a woman who was living with the attacker who killed four people at a supermarket in southern France’s Trebes yesterday.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said that the gunman, Radouane Lakdim had claimed to be a soldier for the terror group Islamic State (IS) while storming the Super U market before he was killed by the police.

The shooting unfolded with Lakdim hijacking a car, killing its driver and attempting to mow down four police officers while opening fire at them. One policeman got injured in the incident while he was jogging in a park.

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

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It took three hours to bring the situation under control with the police shooting the gunman dead in a cross firing. Two more victims  were later confirmed dead by the police.

The IS claimed responsibility for the attack.

The French Interior Ministry identified the deceased shooter as a resident of Carcassonne in southern France.

French President Emmanuel Macron later confirmed that 16 people were injured in the incident.

While speaking at a European Union (EU) summit in Brussels, President Macron said the incidents were ‘terrorists’ in nature and added that he would soon return to Paris to take action.

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