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Hostage-Taker Dead In France Magazine Massacre


PARIS — Police stormed a kosher supermarket on the eastern edge of Paris on Friday, killing a gunman linked to the killing of a policewoman and a deadly attack on a French satirical newspaper and freeing multiple hostages.

The hours-long standoff ended amid gunshots and an explosion near the supermarket Friday evening in Paris at the same time explosions and smoke rattled a small printing warehouse northeast of the city where the two brothers suspected in the Wednesday shooting of Charlie Hebdo were holed up in a second hostage standoff in France.

The two brothers — Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34 — were killed in the shootout with police, and the hostage they had taken was freed, police said.

Earlier, two were killed in the market as the gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at the supermarket near Paris’ Porte de Vincennes — one of the main Jewish communities in the city, according to multiple media outlets. However, the French Interior Ministry denied the reports. Several others were wounded, police said.

A police official had told the Associated Press the supermarket gunman was threatening to kill hostages if authorities launched an assault the two brothers in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, located about 30 miles northeast of Paris.

The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the dual hostage situations, described the events as “clearly linked.” The gunman declared “you know who I am,” according to the police official.

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