March 23, 2018 / 12:32 PM / a year ago

Interior ministry spokesman says cannot confirm two killed in France hostage situation

PARIS (Reuters) - A spokesman for the French interior ministry said on Thursday that he cannot confirm the number of victims in an ongoing hostage situation in a supermarket in southern France.

“The hostage-taker is still inside the supermarket,” Frederic de Lanouvelle told BFM TV, adding that the situation is ongoing.

“I see that there are reports of two killed. I cannot confirm this number at the moment,” the spokesman said.

Reporting by Bate Felix; editing by John Irish

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