French special police forces perform a search operation at the Ozanam housing estate in Carcassonne. AFP / PASCAL PAVANI
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A gun-wielding extremist unleashed bloodshed in a quiet corner of southern France Friday, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid in a meat freezer or ran through the aisles. The 26-year-old attacker was slain as police stormed the market with the help of a heroic officer who had switched places with a captive and suffered life-threatening wounds – one of 16 people injured. The police were wearing athletic clothes with police insignia.France has been on high alert since a series of extremist attacks in 2015 and 2016 that killed more than 200 people.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE