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Report: Man reportedly claiming to be al Qaeda takes hostages in Toulouse, France

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Jun 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-20 06:17:13-04

(CBSNews.com) – TOULOUSE, France – A French police official says a man has taken hostages in a bank in the southern city of Toulouse and fired a shot.

A police union official told the Reuters news network that the man claims to be linked to al Qaeda.

The official says no injuries have been reported so far. It is unclear how many hostages are held, but reports suggested as many as four people, possibly including the bank manager, were inside.

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