March 28: Jihadi’s girlfriend shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while being arrested, is convert to Islam
March 23: Called himself ‘soldier of Islamic State‘
March 26, 2018: French politician arrested for praising death of cop in hostage situation
Update: IS claim responsibility; was known to police but not considered threat
Update: AFP: 3 dead
Shortly after 11am officers from the CRS, the Republican Security Companies who specialise in riot control, came under fire from the unnamed man, who was sitting in a car, as they jogged along a road.
He shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is the Greatest’ – and ‘Vengeance for Syria!’ as he fired, said an investigating source.
RT, March 23, 2018.
French police have shot dead a gunman who took hostages at a supermarket in southern France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has confirmed. Paris had earlier referred to the incident as a likely terrorist act.
The gunman, reportedly of Moroccan origin, first opened fire at four police officers in the historic town of Carcassonne on Monday morning. He later stormed a supermarket in the nearby town of Trebes, taking numerous hostages.
The man is also suspected of killing the driver of the car in Carcassonne and stealing his vehicle before the hostage-taking, according to reports in French media. The passenger of the vehicle was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The combined death toll of the shootings in Carcassonne and the hostage situation in Trebes has climbed to three, according to BFMTV.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that at least one police officer had been injured as a result of the attack. “The counterterrorism office has taken the case; all the information we have as I speak leads us to think that this would be a terrorist act,” Philippe told journalists.
Philippe also confirmed the incident in Carcassonne where four state police officers came under fire. “One of them was injured but is not in a life-threatening condition,” he said.
A French Interior Ministry spokesman declined to confirm to BFMTV that two people had been killed in the hostage situation at the supermarket.
According to French media, the perpetrator was known to intelligence services – particularly the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI)….