They brought in the guns to get the job done. Good.
Two brothers believed to be behind Wednesday’s attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday, Agence France Presse reports.
Police cornered brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi on Friday inside a printing house in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele near Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
Police also raided a kosher supermarket in Paris where a gunman opened fire and took at least five people hostage. Reuters reports that the gunman was killed in the police assault. Several hostages were rescued.
According to The Associated Press, the shooter had earlier threatened to hurt the hostages if police raided the building where the Kouchi brothers were holed up.
Police released a photo of the market shooter, who was identified as Amedy Coulibaly, and a woman named Hayet Boumddiene, who is believed to be his accomplice.
Coulibaly is also believed to be a suspect in yesterday’s killing of a policewoman on the southern edge of Paris.
On Wednesday, two masked and heavily armed gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris while the staff was in an editorial meeting, killing 10 journalists and two policemen. Several others were injured in the attack. Witnesses told police that one of the gunmen shouted, “We have avenged the prophet. We killed Charlie Hebdo.”
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