After an hours-long standoff with police Friday, Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi have been killed by police in a raid on the print shop northeast of Paris where they took one person hostage.
#BREAKING Killed Charlie Hebdo suspects came out firing on security forces: source
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The assault on the shop was a part of an apparent two-pronged assault by French police, who also stormed the Paris supermarket where five hostages had been taken, and two others killed. The gunman holding the hostages has reportedly been killed. People held captive were spotted being escorted out of the market.
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One of the two suspects wanted in connection to the Paris market hostage situation, Amedy Coulibaly, allegedly trained with the Kouachi brothers in the same terrorist cell, and the two operations today were linked. The market gunman reportedly threatened to kill hostages if police moved on the brothers' location.