French Supermarket Hostage-Taking: 3 Killed, All Hostages Freed: Highlights

France Supermarket Shooting: The man holding holding the hostages has claimed allegiance to ISIS.

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French Supermarket Hostage-Taking: 3 Killed, All Hostages Freed: Highlights

France Supermarket Shooting: The hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS

Toulouse:  A policeman was shot and a man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area of southwest France on Friday, security sources said. The policeman was shot in the town of Carcassonne, while a gunman fired shots during a hostage-taking Friday morning at a supermarket in the town of Trebes 15 minutes' drive away. According to a local news channel, the hostage-taker has claimed allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS and also that he has demanded the release of the prime surviving suspect of the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam.

Here are the highlights of the shooting in France supermarket:




Mar 23, 2018
20:44 (IST)
3 Killed In France Shooting, Hostage Scene. ISIS Terror Link Under Probe
French President Emmanuel Macron said the incident appeared to be a terrorist attack and security forces were securing the area.

3 Killed In France Shooting, Hostage Scene. ISIS Terror Link Under Probe
Mar 23, 2018
20:03 (IST)
French President Emmanuel Macron said that the incident appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Mar 23, 2018
20:02 (IST)
Two died at the hostage-taking at the Trebes supermarket and one more was killed with a bullet in the head in the nearby historic town of Carcassone.
Mar 23, 2018
20:01 (IST)
Three people have been confirmed dead. The attacker has been killed as well.
Mar 23, 2018
19:21 (IST)
The hostage-taker is now alone in the supermarket with a policeman and all hostages have been freed.
Mar 23, 2018
18:40 (IST)
According to local news channel BFM TV, the hostage taker has asked for the release of the November 2015 Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.

Abdeslam is the prime surviving suspect in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people in 2015.
Mar 23, 2018
17:39 (IST)
Most of the employees and customers of the Super U managed to flee, a source said, according to AFP. The police officer was in contact with the gunman at the supermarket in the town of Trebes, near Carcassonne, the source added. 

Mar 23, 2018
17:31 (IST)
Situation "very serious", says Prime Minister Edouard Philippe 
Mar 23, 2018
17:26 (IST)
Two dead in French supermarket hostage situation



Mar 23, 2018
17:13 (IST)
One or two people shot in French hostage-taking, says police
Mar 23, 2018
17:12 (IST)
The gunman who was involved in the hostage-taking incident claimed allegiance to ISIS according to the local prosecutor's office

Mar 23, 2018
17:10 (IST)
According to sources, the man entered the supermarket at around 11.15 am and shots were heard. 
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