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2 dead as gunman takes hostages at supermarket in southern France

A gunman took hostages at a Super U supermarket in Trebes, a small town in southwestern France, on Friday. At least two people are dead and dozens wounded, a police spokeswoman tells The Associated Press. A security official told AFP that the gunman has been shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attack, and local media reports the gunman was demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, who is the only surviving member of the group that killed 130 people in attacks across Paris in 2015, CBS News writes. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that the news out of Trebes "seems to be a terrorist act."

You can learn more in the BBC News report below. Peter Weber

This is a breaking news story and has been updated throughout.