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Hostage Situations in France Resolved; Terrorists Dead

Two hostage situations arose in France today – the two terrorist brothers who killed 12 at a Paris newspaper took a hostage at a printing plant, while the gunman who killed a French policewoman yesterday took multiple hostages in a kosher market. The Times of Israel reports that both situations have now been resolved by the authorities, with all three terrorists dead:

French security forces on Friday afternoon killed the gunman who was holding at least six hostages in a kosher grocery store in Paris.

The gunman had threatened to kill the hostages if French authorities launched an assault on the Charlie Hebdo killers, who were holding at least one person hostage near Paris, police said. However, the police simultaneously attacked both sites and killed the Charlie Hebdo terrorists too …

Police confirmed Friday afternoon that the gunman at the kosher market was the same man who killed a policewoman south of Paris on Thursday, and is linked to the assailants who stormed satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people. He was named as Amedy Coulibaly, 32. Authorities were looking into suspicions that he took part in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Coulibaly was seen with Charlie Hebdo suspect Cherif Kouachi in 2010 during an investigation into an attempted prison break in France, police said. He was convicted for his role and was well-known to anti-terrorist police …

Two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were killed by French commandos Friday afternoon. The Kouachi brothers came out of the printing shop north-east of Paris where they were holding one hostage, guns blazing, a source told AFP.

Tags: Terrorism , Europe

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