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SHOOT TO KILL: French police ‘will not mess around’ after ISIS terror attacks

FRENCH POLICE will not negotiate with hostage takers, experts have claimed, after the country was hit by another terror attack.


An elderly priest had his throat slit by two attackers who seriously injured another hostage in Normandy today, before being shot dead by police.

The pair took six hostages but were killed by French officers within an hour of their siege on the church.

The Normandy attack comes 12 days after Mohamed Bouhlel, 31, ploughed a truck into a crowd of revellers in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 84 people.

French police have dealt with a number of Islamic State (ISIS) related hostage situations in the last year, many of which have lasted hours.

In January 2015 a hostage situation which followed the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo HQ and the shooting of a police officer in Montrouge, lasted four hours.

Amedy Coulibaly took people hostage in a grocery shop in Porte de Vincennes, killing four of them, in January 2015.

The ISIS fanatic kept 15 hostages while demanding Charlie Hebdo killers Saïd Kouachi and Chérif Kouachi were unharmed.


Meanwhile, in the village of Dammartin-en-Goele, to the north east of Paris, the Kouachi brothers had taken a man hostage inside a print works.

The man was taken captive at 9:15am and the jihadis came out to battle police at 5pm.

In November 2015 police shot dead one hostage taker in the French town of Roubaix, near Belgium after rescuing hostages during a three-hour-long negotiation.

In the latest attack they shot quickly.

Dr Paul Swallow, Senior lecturer at the School of Law and Criminal Justice and Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University worked with the French police for five years.

He claims the French have not changed their tactics to shorten hostage negotiation, but the country’s forces are under


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