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Fifth hostage freed in France police operation

LE HAVRE, France, Aug 6 – A fifth hostage has been freed from a French bank branch where an armed gunman was holed up, a police trade union official said, leaving one hostage still being held.

Reuters television footage from the scene showed a man, in a pink shirt, being guided away from the bank in Le Havre, north-west France, by a police officer in protective gear. (Reporting by Caroline Pailliez and Antony Paone; Writing by Christian Lowe; editing by Diane Craft)

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