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Gunmen who killed 12 at Charlie Hebdo office in Paris killed; Gunman who took people hostage in Jewish supermarket also killed

Elite French police stormed a print works and a Jewish supermarket on Friday, killing two brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo attack and an apparent accomplice who had taken hostages in two separate sieges.

Explosions rocked a small printing firm in the village of Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, and smoke poured from the building as heavily armed forces mounted their assault as night fell.

The two men launched a desperate escape bid, charging out of the building and firing at the security forces before being cut down in their tracks, a security source said.

The brothers had killed 12 people at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo​, a satirical newspaper, on Wednesday.

Gunmen took hostages

Meanwhile, in the east of Paris, gunfire erupted as police stormed the supermarket, where at least one armed assailant had seized five hostages after a gun battle which killed two people.

The gunman was also killed, security sources said. Terrified hostages were seen running out of the store. It is not known if they any of them were injured or killed.

The gunman, who knew at least one of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen, is suspected of gunning down a policewoman in southern Paris on Thursday.

French police released mugshots of the man, Amedy Coulibaly, 32, as well as a woman named as 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene, also wanted over the Thursday shooting.

Source: AFP

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