March 23, 2018 / 3:02 PM / 9 months ago

Islamic State claims France shooting, provides no evidence: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State on Friday claimed a shooting in the southwestern French town of Trebes, but gave no evidence.

The attack killed three people as a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming “Allahu Akbar”, the town’s mayor said..

Islamic State said in a statement released online that a “soldier of the caliphate” had carried out the attack. The jihadist group gave no other details.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy, writing by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet

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