Charlie Hebdo Shootings Two hostage situations arise as police hunt suspects

Cherif and Said Kouachi, who are being hunted by the police for the murder of 12 people, have taken an unidentified person hostage in Dammartin-en-Goele in Northeastern France.

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Armed police in Porte de Vincennes, France.

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Amedy Coulibaly has been killed by police after holding five hostages in a supermarket in France in solidarity with Said and Cherif Kouachi who are believed to have killed 12 people at the Paris office of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015. play

Amedy Coulibaly has been killed by police after holding five hostages in a supermarket in France in solidarity with Said and Cherif Kouachi who are believed to have killed 12 people at the Paris office of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015.

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The manhunt for two suspects who are believed to have carried out the Charlie Hebdo killings has taken a dramatic turn as two hostage situations have now unfolded in and around Paris.

Cherif and Said Kouachi, who are being hunted by the police for the murder of 12 people, have taken an unidentified person hostage in Dammartin-en-Goele in Northeastern France.

French police have also said that a man believed to be linked to the brothers has taken five hostages in a kosher supermarket in the East of the country.

The new suspect, identified as Amedy Coulibaly, is also wanted, along with his girlfriend, Hayat Boumeddiene, in connection with the murder of policewoman,  Clarissa Jean-Philippe on Thursday, January 8, in the South of France.

Officials have evacuated all the schools in the area where the Kouachis are holding a hostage.

The brothers, who have been linked with Al-Qaeda in Yemen, reportedly told negotiators that they were willing to die as martyrs.

The Kouachis stormed the offices of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, January 7, and opened fire on staff of the publication, which had become notorious for its anti-Prophet Mohammed cartoons.

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