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Gunman Kills 3, Takes Hostages in Southern France Before Being Killed By Police

The man reportedly entered a grocery in Trebes yelling, "Allahu Akbar, I'll kill you all." Officials say the suspect was a petty criminal from a nearby city who had been under police surveillance.
French gendarmes block a road to the town of Trebes, where a man took hostages at a supermarket on Friday in southern France. At least two people were killed in the siege. Source: Eric Cabanis

Updated 11:42 a.m. ET

A man killed two people and wounded others in a supermarket in the town of Trebes in southern France, according to the French interior minister. Investigators believe he had also hijacked a car after leaving the nearby city of Carcassonne, killing

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