Paris: Paris: Gunmen have reportedly held ten people hostage in a Primark store near Paris in what is believed to be an attempt to rob the shop.

According to reports, special forces have been dispatched to the scene.

French police officers stand outside the Qwartz mall in Villeneuve-La-Garenne on July 13, 2015. Pic/ AFP

A police source reportedly said that two or three armed men barged into the Primark store.

The attack comes a day before the Bastille Day celebrations in the country.