The gunmen suspected in the massacre of 12 people at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday, according to multiple press reports citing police sources.
The suspects are identified as brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi.
French security forces conducted raids at two locations in Paris where hostages were being held following a massive two-day manhunt for the suspected Hebdo killers.
Explosions and gunfire were heard outside at a printing plant outside of Paris. Simultaneously, gunfire was heard at a kosher supermarket in Paris where another person associated with the original suspected Hebdo killers was holding hostages.
FLASH Charlie Hebdo suspects killed: source
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 9, 2015
PARIS (AP) _ Police official: Suspects in Charlie Hebdo massacre killed, hostage freed.
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) January 9, 2015
BREAKING: Police forces storm Paris kosher grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages; woman seen leaving.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 9, 2015
— Harry Fear (@harryfear) January 9, 2015
Update 12:08pm ET, Jan. 9: At least four of the hostages at the Jewish supermarket have reportedly been killed. One of the hostage-takers at the supermarket, said to have ties to the same terrorist organization as the Kouachi brothers was also reportedly killed.
BREAKING: At least four hostages at Kosher supermarket siege in eastern Paris dead: police source http://t.co/aFcQM9dTZ5
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 9, 2015
— FBI (@FBI) January 9, 2015
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