Trump honors French officer killed in terror attack

Hero French policeman dies after jihadist shooting spree

A Mass will be celebrated by the bishop of Carcassonne and Narbonne on Sunday in Trebes, where a prayer vigil for the victims will be held on Thursday.

President Donald Trump tweeted a message of solidarity with French President Emmanuel Macron and the people of France in light of the ISIS terror attack that shook two towns Friday.

Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was shot and stabbed after taking the place of a woman whom assailant Radouane Lakdim had been using as a human shield during Friday's attack in the southwestern town of Trebes.

"We want to thank him for what he did", she said.

The gunman, Redouane Lakdim, 25, 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.

The four-hour drama began at 10:13 a.m. when Lakdim hijacked a car near Carcassonne, killing one person in the car and wounding the other, the prosecutor said.

The attacker killed two other people and wounded more than a dozen others in the supermarket raid.

Macron called a special Defense Council meeting with key ministers Saturday to decide the country's next steps in combating terror. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde is due to talk about this very theme in Berlin at 0900 GMT. "We also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support".

He also shot and wounded a police officer out jogging.

Father Jean-Baptiste said the couple had spent some 30 hours preparing for their marriage ceremony.

The railway strikes can harm the French economy due to nearly 4 million trips every day. As a result of storm Lakdim was eliminated.

It also remains in breach of debt rules with its debt equivalent to 97 percent of GDP at 2.2 trillion euros in 2017, far above an EU threshold of 60 percent.

According to the statement, Beltrame joined the elite police special forces in 2003 and deployed to Iraq in 2005.

"To be continued, in order to get our accounts in order after 40 years of imbalance!"

The overcoming resistance by railway workers and state officials will polish Macron's reputation as a bold, quick reformer over his predecessors.

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"We want to be as close to real conditions as possible", he said then.

"What this shows is that Macron is a paper tiger when it comes to counter-terrorism. In small towns, they are traumatising".

"We are dancing on a volcano that is rumbling ever louder", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told lawmakers in July, referring to the debt problem.

Lakdim had already shot dead the supermarket's butcher and a customer when Beltrame offered to take the place of a woman he had taken hostage. He said the Lt. Col.'s "exceptional act" should serve as an inspiration to colleagues. "We want this to end".

The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said the attacker was responding to the group's calls to target countries in the U.S. -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against IS militants in Syria and Iraq since 2014. His body was hit by non-lethal bullets and he suffered a very serious knife wound as "his trachea and larynx were slashed", a judicial source said. He added that the horrific slayings have forced everyone to confront the reality of death and suffering across the world, noting turmoil in Sudan, the Middle East and elsewhere.

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