Paris update: Islamic terrorists killed, some of their hostages killed, others freed

French police today killed the  two brothers who slaughtered 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices. But at least four hostages have been killed and possibly a dozen wounded where Islamic terrorists had taken hostages at two sites in Paris. Others were reported freed uninjured.

As Fox News reported:

Near-simultaneous raids by French police Friday evening at locations 25 miles apart took out the Islamist brothers behind Wednesday's massacre at a Paris satirical magazine, and a cop-killing ally who had seized hostages at a Paris grocery, demanding police free his jihadist cronies.

The lightning-quick strikes ended two tense, hours-long standoffs, one at a printing plant north of the city and the other at a kosher supermarket on Paris' east side, where Reuters reported four hostages were killed. A hostage held north of the city by the brothers, who killed 12 in a commando-style attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, was reportedly freed. The fast-moving developments, signaled by explosions and gunfire at a printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goele, followed by similar sounds at Hypercacher (Hyper Kosher), a Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris, brought to a climax a three-day terror ordeal and manhunt involving nearly 90,000 police and military personnel.

See earlier reports here, here and here. 

Filed under: Terrorism

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