Security forces have killed suspected Charlie Hebdo shooters Said and Cherif Kouachi, as well as a third hostage-taker in a kosher supermarket, according to Associated Press.
Dual hostage situations arose early Friday. One occurred at a grocery store in Paris' Jewish neighborhood of Marais and the other northeast of Paris in Dammartin-en-Goële where the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre barricaded themselves in a building with at least one hostage. A third gunman in Paris identified as Amedy Coulibaly has a “sure” connection with the Kouachi brothers, a senior police official told the New York Times.
Police launched a nationwide search Thursday for brothers Said and Cherif Kaouachi, 34 and 32 respectively. Cherif was convicted of terror-related charges in 2008. A third man, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, reportedly turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night after having learned that his name was connected to the attacks.
Masked gunmen killed at least 12 people after storming the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday 11:40 a.m. local time. Victims include eight journalists, two policemen, a visitor and a maintenance man.
Shootings at Charlie Hebdo offices
Police officer shot, shooters flee in car
Attackers abandon car, hijack another
Sources: Charlie Hebdo, Reuters, Google Earth, Arthur Benchetrit/Youtube, Martin Boudot/Agence-Premiérs Lignes, BBC, Times reporting