Police in France brought two hostage situations to an end Friday, with the gunmen believed to have carried out a massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo killed in an industrial estate outside of the city, and a separate hostage-taker killed in a Kosher grocery store in Paris.
The brothers accused of carrying out the massacre at the French satirical newspaper were killed in a police siege, according to the mayor of a town near where they were cornered. The sound of gunfire and explosions could be heard on French TV.
Said and Cherif Kouachi were killed following a long standoff with police, Otis Mayor Bernard Corneille told CNN.com. The pair were believed to have been the gunmen who stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing a dozen people, including eight of the magazine’s staff.
The alleged attackers took a single hostage at a printing plant near Dammartin-en-Goële…
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