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French police resolve both hostage crises; terrorists terminated

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe French police have resolved both hostage crises caused be Islamist extremists.

During a police operation carried out in Dammartin-en-gall, which is located approximately 50 km away from Paris centre and 12 km away from Charles de Gaulle International Airport, the two suspects in Charlie Hebdo shooting, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, were terminated.

The hostage the two suspects had taken prior to the operation was not harmed in the operation.

Both brothers who had shot and killed 12 people in Charlie Hebdo shooting were terminated by the police once they exited the building and opened fire on the police, as reported by French media.

The hostage rescue operation on the east of Paris, where another armed man had taken five or six hostages, was carried out almost at the same time. It is believed that the assailant had ties with the Kouachi brothers. This man has also been terminated by the police.

One police officer was wounded during the operation in Dammartin-en-gall and two police officers were wounded during the hostage rescue operation on the east of Paris.

As reported by the French Interior Ministry, a total of 80,000 different security service operatives had been engaged in the operation in Paris and adjacent areas.

As previously reported, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi had been caught and surrounded in Dammartin-en-gall after the shooting in Paris. The two brothers had broken into a small printing plant and took the manager hostage.

Shortly after that, a man armed with two sub-machine guns attacked a kosher food store, where he took hostages. It is believed that this man is the same who had killed a police officer in France this Thursday. The police believe this man had ties with the Kouachi brothers.

Shortly after the attack, the police spread photos of two other individuals who are believed to be accomplices in the police murder. These two are 32-year-old Amedi Coulibaly and 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene. These two are believed to be armed and dangerous.

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