A fair share of these Renaissance paintings avoid the heresy of beauty. They’re masterful, imposing, threatening, intimidating, and awesome, to be sure. And stiff, lifeless, artificial and crowded, as well. Sixteen other people were wounded, including two who were seriously hurt, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an act of “Islamist terrorism”.”I want to tell the nation tonight of my absolute determination in leading this fight,” said Macron, who returned to Paris from Brussels to chair a crisis meeting with ministers and security officials.More than 240 people have been killed in France in attacks since 2015 by assailants who pledged allegiance to Islamic State or were inspired by the group.Two people were killed when he attacked the supermarket in the nearby small town of Trebes.Witnesses said about 20 people in the supermarket found refuge in its cold storage room.A lieutenant colonel of the gendarmes who swapped himself in exchange for one of the hostages was fighting for his life in hospital, Macron said.”The monitoring . Did not reveal any apparent signs that could lead (us) to foresee he would act,” Molins said.He said one woman connected to Lakdim had been arrested.Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters at the scene that he believed Lakdim had acted alone.”Every day we detect facts and foil new attacks. Alas, this one struck without us being able to counter it,” Collomb said.Lakdim first killed one person with a bullet in the head while stealing a car in Carcassonne, a walled city with a medieval citadel that is one of France’s top tourist attractions.He pulled up in the car to four police officers who were jogging in the city and opened fire, hitting one in the shoulder, then sped off to Trebes, about 8 km (5 miles) to the east, where he took the hostages in the supermarket.”The perpetrator entered the store shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and indicated that he was an Islamic State soldier who was ready to die for Syria, seeking the release of brothers, before shooting at a client and a store employee who died on the spot,” Molins said.Police were carrying out searches at Lakdim’s family home.One supermarket worker said some shoppers had escaped from the building after the gunman burst in.”I was in my department when I heard gunshots.
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