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‘Islamic terrorism’: 3 killed, 16 injured, gunman dead in France after shooting & hostage situation

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Three people were killed and 16 others injured in an attack by a lone gunman in southern France, French President Emmanuel Macron has said, calling the act ‘Islamic terrorism.’

UPDATE: Paris says supermarket attacker known only for petty crimes as ISIS claims responsibility

Macron said the investigators will look into Islamic State's (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claim of responsibility for the attack. They will also try to establish how the perpetrator, identified as 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim, became radicalized and how he obtained a gun. Lakdim had a criminal record, but was only known to police for being a petty thief and a drug dealer, while they knew of no jihadist links.

Macron also praised the heroism of a police officer, who offered himself in a hostage swap and was seriously injured, saying the officer “saved lives,” but is now himself in life-threatening condition.

Police are now carrying out raids and searches in the districts around the town of Carcassonne, where Lakdim used to live, BFMTV reported.

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https://www.rt.com/news/422125-french-minister-terrorist-act/

 

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 Cinnamon    28,921

Paris says supermarket attacker known only for petty crimes as ISIS claims responsibility

The lone attacker who killed at least three people in southern France on Friday was known to the police for petty crimes but not for jihadist links, the French Interior Minister said. Islamic State claims it was behind the attack.

Gerard Collomb identified 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim as the man behind the attack, which Paris earlier described as an act of terrorism. A resident of Carcassonne, where the attacks began, Lakdim was “known for petty crimes.”

However, the minister said: “We had monitored him and thought there was no radicalization.” According to Collomb, the perpetrator killed three people before being shot dead by police.

https://www.rt.com/news/422153-france-attacker-police-isis/

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