According to media reports, the responsibility for the attack has already been assumed by the Islamic state.
An unknown man fired and captured hostages in a supermarket in the French city of Treb, located near the border with Spain. About 140 police officers were transferred to the area of a small town with a population of about 5.5 thousand people, Tass reported .
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The exact number of attackers and victims is not reported. As reported by the AFP agency, one policeman was wounded in the shoot-out.
AFP also reported that the terrorist organization “Islamic State” took responsibility for the attack on the supermarket . This happened within half an hour after the start of the police special operation. Later, the agency specified that the shooter himself referred to the IG himself.
Last updated Prefectural Aude’s administration assessed the seizure of hostages in Trebe as a terrorist act, Tass reported citing the local BFM television channel. French Prime Minister Edouard Philip confirmed that it was a “serious situation”.