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Members of the French police special force RAID Eric Feferberg/AFP

Two hostages have been taken in a jewellery store in Montpellier, southern France.

The incident comes just hours after hostages were freed from a kosher supermarket in Paris and Charlie Hebdo suspects were killed in northern France.

Unverified reports suggest it is a robbery gone wrong rather than a terror attack.

According to Montpellier prosecutor Christophe Barret, quoted by Midi Libre, there is no reason to connect the siege with the events in Paris and in northern France.

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