INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Gunman takes hostages at French supermarket

A gunman is holding a number of people hostage at a supermarket in southern France, according to reports.

The scene of the hostage situation. Google Street View

Why these Sheffield playing fields have been lost to housingThe man had earlier shot at a group of policemen in the town of Trebes, near Carcassone.

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French special forces are believed to have surrounded the supermarket.

According to French media the guman claims to be a member of ISIS.