Friday, January 9, 2015
Alleged Charlie Hebdo terrorists, hostages die
In the bloody takeover of two hostage sites in Paris, including a Jewish supermarket, terrorists and hostages have died.
The dead included two terrorists who killed at 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine, the New Times reported.
ABC said a separate police action at a Jewish supermarket left some hostages dead as well. Le Figaro said at least four were killed.
The two brothers killed at one location were brothers held responsible for the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo to avenge making fun of the prophet Mohammed.
A third terrorist allegedly had killed a policewoman before cornered by police, and was known to be connected to the Charlie Hebdo killers. Le Monde said police killed the third terrorist also.
A woman believed to have aided them was not captured.
Ss far as was known, all the terrorists were French nationals. It was not clear whether they had received guerrilla training in Syria as had been suspected.
The two brothers had holed up at a printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goele outside Paris. Police assaulted the site at 5 p.m. Paris time. The two brothers were believed to have been holding one hostage, whose fate was not known.
Media said at least five hostages were held at the supermarket. Hebdo, were holding a single hostage.