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The pair were captured a few days later on March On March 22, , Islamic State suicide bombers struck the Brussels metro and airport. The policeman was among a group of officers who rushed to the scene after the attacker stormed the store and fired on shoppers and staff before taking them hostage. Speaking at the scene Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said a police team immediately intervened after the start of the siege at around 11 a. The officer 'left his telephone on the table', to allow police that had surrounded the building in the sleepy town of 5, inhabitants listen in, Collomb said.

Collomb praised the officer for his 'courage' and 'act of heroism'. An officer from the police SWAT team was also hurt in the operation to kill the gunman. The attack poses a new challenge to Macron's leadership as he faces nationwide strikes and criticism of his reforms, which include a tough new counterterrorism law that gives police extra powers to conduct searches and hold people under house arrest.

Macron rushed back from an EU summit in Brussels to the crisis center in Paris that was overseeing the investigation into the attack. Standing next to Macron in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her sympathy with those affected by the hostage-taking. Today's shootings come with France still on high alert after a string of jihadist attacks since , starting in January that year with the assault on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead. France also suffered major attacks in Paris in November when IS jihadists killed people in bombings and shootings at bars, restaurants, the Bataclan concert venue and the national stadium.

In July , in another attack claimed by IS, a man drove a truck through revellers celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera resort of Nice, killing 84 people. Police cordoned off an area near Super U in Trebes, France, amid reports of a hostage situation. The gunman killed two inside the shop before he was shot dead. As pictures emerged on social media showing police gathering outside, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Interior Minister Gerard Collomb to head to the scene.

A source in the town has claimed that a butcher in the supermarket has been shot dead and another person is seriously wounded. There are also reports that the gunman was carrying grenades. A state of emergency put in place just after the Paris attacks was finally lifted in October last year, but soldiers continue to patrol major tourist sites and transport hubs under an anti-terror mission. If the link to ISIS is confirmed, the hostage-taking would be the first deadly attack in France since October, when two young women were stabbed to death outside Marseille's main train station.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb was heading to the scene, he wrote on Twitter. The area of southwest France where Friday's shootings took place has been scarred by Islamic extremism before. In , Mohamed Merah shot dead seven people including three Jewish schoolchildren in the nearby city of Toulouse.

Here is a recap of the major jihadist attacks that have killed more than people across France since the Charlie Hebdo shootings. A year-old Tunisian cries 'Allah Akbar' God is Greatest and kills two young women with a knife at the main train station in the southern city of Marseille. Ahmed Hanachi is shot dead by soldiers on patrol.

His attack is claimed by the Islamic State IS group. A year-old ex-convict shoots dead an on-duty policeman and wounds two others on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue. Gunman Karim Cheurfi is killed by police and a note praising IS is found next to his body, with the group claiming responsibility. Two teenagers slit the throat of an year-old priest in front of five worshippers at his church in the western town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Abdel Malik Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, both aged 19, are killed by police.

The murder is claimed by the IS. The teenagers had sworn allegiance to the group in a video. A Tunisian ploughs a truck through a large crowd gathered for Bastille Day fireworks on the Promenade des Anglais in the Mediterranean city of Nice.

The attack kills 86 people and injures more than The driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, is shot dead by security forces. Larossi Abballa, 25, uses a knife to kill a police officer and his partner at their home in Magnanville, west of Paris, in front of their young son. France is hit by the worst terror attacks in its history. IS jihadists armed with assault rifles and explosives strike outside a France-Germany football match at the national stadium, Paris cafes, and the Bataclan concert hall in a coordinated assault that leaves people dead and more than wounded.

Passengers prevent a bloodbath on a high-speed Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, tackling a man who opened fire on travellers. He was armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, an automatic pistol and a box-cutter. The gunman is identified as year-old Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, known to intelligence services for links to radical Islam.

Frenchman Yassin Salhi, 35, kills and beheads his boss and displays the severed head, surrounded by two Islamic flags, on the fence of a gas plant in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in southeastern France. He tries to blow up the factory, but is arrested. He commits suicide in his jail cell. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, an Algerian IT student, is arrested on suspicion of killing a woman who was found shot dead in her car, and of planning an attack on a church in the Paris suburb of Villejuif.

Prosecutors say they found documents about Al-Qaeda and IS at his home, and that he had been in touch with a suspected jihadist in Syria about an attack on a church. A knife-wielding man attacks three soldiers guarding a Jewish community centre in Nice. The year-old assailant, Moussa Coulibaly, is arrested. In custody, he expresses his hatred for France, the police, the military and Jews. Two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles storm the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo killing 12 people.

A policewoman is killed just outside Paris the following day, while a gunman takes hostages at a Jewish supermarket, four of whom are killed. The attackers are killed in separate shootouts with police, but not before claiming allegiance to Al-Qaeda and the IS.

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