French supermarket attack: Memorial Mass held for victims

Alicia Cross
March 27, 2018

Arnaud Beltrame, 44, a gendarme who once served in Iraq, had been raced to hospital fighting for his life after being shot by the gunman during the siege at the Super U store in the southwestern town of Trebes near the Pyrenees mountains.

The supermarket's manager, who would identify herself only as Samia, was in her office when she heard the shots. If the axiom that people think in their native languages first before a second language holds true, it gives some idea of the causes of the existing gaps in knowledge and innovation on the continent.

The deceased was a Lieutenant Colonel.

The attacker, Radouane Lakdim, 26, a Moroccan-born French national, was a petty criminal already on the radar of French police for his links to radical Salafist networks, authorities said.

"The American organizers of the French president's state visit to the United States wanted to be at the height of the reception at the Eiffel Tower where ..." "They are very aware of this sadness, which affects them as well".

Lt-Col Beltrame's death takes the number killed to four.

Two people have been detained in the case, one woman close to Lakdim and a 17-year-old male friend.

It wasn't clear whether the knife and handgun found were the weapons he wielded when entering the supermarket. I feel deeply for the victims", she said, adding that Beltrame "is a hero.

Earlier Friday the gunman had hijacked a car in Carcassonne and shot the two people inside, killing the passenger and leaving the Portuguese driver in a critical condition.

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"After Friday's attack, we need to re-impose a state of emergency".

The bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne, Alain Planet, hailed Beltrame's "extraordinary act, extraordinary devotion".

The cop has been labelled a hero by many.

A customer was also killed.

"We have to stop being naive". He wasn't authorized to speak publicly amid the investigation. "In small towns, they are traumatising".

More than 240 people have been killed in France in attacks since 2015 by assailants who either pledged allegiance to Islamic State or were inspired by the ultra-hardline group.

The priest, identified as Father Jean-Baptiste, said he married the man to his wife before he died, The Sun reports.

He was one of just a handful of candidates chosen to join the gendarmerie's elite GIGN force in 2003 and was deployed to Iraq in 2005, where he won a Cross for Military Valour. Italian bond yields rose on Monday, underperforming euro zone peers on further signs that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the anti-migrant League might explore an alliance to form a government.

Several hundred investigators devoted to the inquiry were still checking the claim on Saturday and looking into possible complicity the terrorist could have benefited from to carry out his attacks, the president's office said.

The hero cop was harmed in the attack and died later due to his wounds.

"We've honoured our commitments", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told France Info radio, as he welcomed the "good news" on Friday morning.

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