Paris shooting suspects want to ‘die as martyrs’

January 9, 2015 3:58 PM

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Paris shooting suspects want to ‘die as martyrs’

One was trained in Yemen; another was jailed after trying to make his way to fight in Iraq. The two suspects in Wednesday’s massacre of 12 people at the Paris offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, were raised in French foster care in a region not far from Paris. But in the last 10 years, both seemed drawn to violence and causes carried out in the name of Islamic extremism.

They appeared to be familiar with the assault rifles used in the attack and yelled “Allahu Akbar” as they fled the scene. Those were just two known clues as officials continued an intense manhunt in the French countryside Thursday.

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