French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

January 9, 2015 7:15 PM

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PARIS (AP) — With explosions and gunfire, French security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper as well as an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

It was the worst terror spree France has seen in decades. At least seven people were killed Friday — the three terrorists and at least four hostages — just days after 12 people were massacred in the newspaper attack Wednesday. Sixteen hostages were freed Friday, one from the printing plant where the...

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