France Gun Attack: Trèbes Holds Memorial Mass for Victims

Photo: Trèbes, Aude France

(From BBC News)

A memorial Mass has been celebrated in the southern French town of Trèbes, in honour of four victims killed by an Islamist gunman on Friday.

Police officer Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege, will also be honoured in a separate national memorial in Paris in coming days. He has been hailed as a hero after trading places with a captive.

It was the worst jihadist attack under Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.

The gunman, 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim, had been on an extremist watchlist and was known to authorities as a petty criminal, but intelligence services had determined he did not post a threat. He was shot dead by police.

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