• France, March 23, 2018

    At approximately 11:15 a.m. local time, a gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" stormed a Super U supermarket in the town of Trèbes, located in the southern province of Aude and captured a group of hostages. Shortly after special police force raided the store and killed the gunmen. Prior to the hostage taking, the gunmen hijacked a vehicle and shot dead the driver and wounded a passenger. He then fired at police officers on their way back from jogging near the city of Carcassonne wounding an officer in the shoulder. The gunmen drove to the supermarket in the nearby town, taking an unknown number of people hostages. During the fire exchange a store worker and a costumer were killed and 15 hostages were wounded including a police officer, who traded himself for a female hostage. The officer later succumbed to his wounds raising the death toll to four. According to Interior Minister, Gerard Collomb, the gunmen-- Radouane Lakdim, 26, Moroccan-born French national, was a petty criminal who was under police surveillance for his links to radical Salafist networks, demanded the release of the sole surviving assailant of November 13, 2015, attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.