IS group 'claims responsibility' for SW France shooting attacks

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A shooting spree on Friday morning in and around the town of Carcassonne in south-west France, when three people were killed and another 16 wounded, and which ended in a hostage-taking at a supermarket when the lone 25-year-old gunman was shot dead by police, has been claimed in the name of the Islamic State group.

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Armed police have killed a suspect who shot dead three people in a series of attacks in southern France, reports BBC News.