Paris supermarket hostage-taking ends with 4 hostages, gunman dead

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The second-hostage taking in France today — that French President François Hollande called an anti-Semitic attack — finished with a deaths of 4 hostages and a gunman.

Explosions and gunshots were listened outward a Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket, in the Porte de Vincennes neighbourhood on a eastern corner of Paris, roughly concurrently with a raid counterterrorism police launched at a copy bureau north of a city.

Two brothers thought obliged for the lethal sharpened during a Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on Wednesday, Cherif and Said Kouachi, were killed in that standoff. 

The gunman in a supermarket attack, identified as Amedy Coulibaly, was named as a think in a Thursday morning murdering of a French policewoman. He took 19 hostages in a grocery, according to an Israeli central recounting a conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hollande.

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Amedy Coulibaly, left, was killed by French special army in a standoff. His purported partner Hayat Boumeddiene, right, was believed to be concerned yet her accurate role, if any, is not nonetheless known. (EPA)

During a early hours of a standoff, Coulibaly threatened to kill his hostages if French authorities launched an attack on a dual brothers, a military central said. Coulibaly and a Kouachi brothers knew any other, pronounced a official, yet a specific inlet of their attribute was not disclosed. 

Earlier, a military central pronounced Coulibaly non-stop glow with an involuntary weapon in a kosher marketplace after entering and declared, “You know who we am.”

Police also named Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, as a think in Thursday’s slaying, and early reports suggested she might have accompanied Coulibaly during a supermarket hostage-taking. Her predestine remained unclear, yet one military source told Reuters she might not have been inside a marketplace during a standoff. 

Some hostages were seen rushing from a marketplace after heavily armed military pennyless a siege, rescuing 15 people. 

In an afternoon inhabitant address, Hollande called for inhabitant unity and pronounced a nation should sojourn “implacable” in a face of injustice and anti-Semitism.

“It is indeed an abominable anti-Semitic act that was committed,” he pronounced of a hostage-taking in eastern Paris. 

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve thanked military and confidence army for their work.

“These events illustrate a range of what we are facing,” he told reporters, referring to groups such as al-Qaeda. He pronounced he would be assembly with his peers in Europe to plead these matters.

As for a police, “once again, we honour them for a well-developed work they did today.”

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