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Hostages held in Toulouse bank by 'al-Qaeda militant'

Four people have been taken hostage in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse by a man claiming to be linked to al-Qaeda, police say.

Officials say the gunman first demanded money. When he was refused, a shot was fired and hostages taken.

The BBC's Hugh Schofield says the situation is still confused.

  • 20 Jun 2012
  • From the section Europe
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