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Friday, January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Dead in Raid; Hostage Taker in Paris Is Also Killed

French Police Storm Hostage Sites, Killing Gunmen

Hostages were directed after police ended two sieges in Paris on Friday. Credit Michel Euler/Associated Press
The French police released an image of Hayat Boumeddiene, left, and Amedy Coulibaly, who are suspected being involved in the killing of a female police officer on Thursday. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
PARIS — The French police on Friday killed the two brothers suspected of massacring 12 people at a Paris newspaper on Wednesday and freed a hostage they had been holding unharmed, the authorities said. But at least three hostages were killed when the police staged a separate assault on a kosher supermarket in Paris.
Five hostages at the supermarket, on the eastern edge of Paris, were injured, and five were reported to have been freed. The hostage taker, described as an associate of the brothers, was also killed, according to a senior French police official.
The first assault began shortly after 5 p.m. Explosions and gunfire were heard at a printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goële, outside of Paris, where the two brothers, the suspects in the attack Wednesday on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, were holding a single hostage.

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