Two killed after attackers take hostages in French supermarket

A suspect is said to have taken hostages at the supermarket after the shooting of a police officer

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At least two people have been killed and a dozen wounded inside a supermarket during a hostage-taking incident in southern France.

Police have surrounded the Super U supermarket in the small town of Trebes, near Toulouse, where a suspect is thought to have been holding hostages, French authorities said.

It is unclear whether there are still hostages inside the shop and attempts to apprehend the assailant was still underway, a spokesman with the national police service said.

Counter-terror police are investigating the incident which took place after a police officer was shot and wounded in the nearby Carcassonne barracks.

The suspect earlier fired six shots at four police officers who were jogging in civilian clothes on Friday morning, according to Yves Lefebvre, secretary general of the SGP Police-FO union.

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