France Hostage Crisis In Tr\u00e8bes [World Service]



We hear the latest from southern France where a man took hostages at a local supermarket

BBC OS gives a vibrant account of the day's events with explanation and reaction from those involved.

We hear the latest from southern France where armed police have killed a suspect who shot dead three people dead in a shooting spree. The gunman hijacked a car and then took hostages at a supermarket in the town of Trèbes. The man, named by ministers as 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim, allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Also we report from Nigeria where the president, Muhammadu Buhari has met more than a hundred schoolgirls released by the Islamist group Boko Haram. And in the wake of a high-profile gender discrimination complaint by the captain of an women's Australian rules football team, we hear a conversation among women who play the contact sport.

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