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Two Remaining Suspects In Charlie Hebdo Massacre Killed, Along With Supermarket Gunman — Female Suspect Escapes

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The two remaining suspects in Wednesday's massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices are dead.

Brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi were alleged to have carried out the deadly shooting that killed 12 people, including eight journalists, two police officers, a maintenance worker and a visitor.

The gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper, shooting the senior staff and then continuing indiscriminately. They told witnesses they were from Al Qaeda and trained in Yemen. They executed police officer Ahmed Merabet before fleeing in a getaway car.

The Kouachi brothers were cornered in a print shop in Dammartin-en-Goële Friday morning, where they took a hostage before being shot by police forces. The hostage was rescued.

Simultaneously in Paris, a gunman reported to be connected to the Charlie Hebdo shooters opened fire on

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UPDATE: Police Kill Charlie Hebdo Shooters & Market Gunman; Two Separate Hostage Situations Resolved

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UPDATE: French police stormed both buildings, reportedly killing the Kouachi brothers AND the gunman in Paris. The single hostage being held at the print shop in Dammartin-en-Goële is safe. Several hostages were also seen leaving the scene of the Paris standoff.

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This is all too crazy.

The men believed to be the shooters in the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been cornered in a town north of Paris called Dammartin-en-Goële.

[ Video: Conan O'Brien & Jon Stewart Get Serious In Response To The Charlie Hebdo Attack ]

Brothers Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi have reportedly taken at least one hostage and are standing off against police in a print shop.

One source told police the shooters said they wanted to

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Following The Terrorist Attack, 'Stupidity Will Not Win' & Charlie Hebdo Will Publish An Issue Next Week

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Wow. This takes some true courage — courage we're so glad they have!

After suffering a truly barbaric terrorist attack in Paris, France yesterday on January 7th, satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will go forward with publishing an issue next week.

In an attack that killed 12 people, those who are still alive and working for the newspaper will put out an issue next week.

[ Related: 1 Suspect In Custody, 2 Still At Large In France After Attack ]

They are hoping to publish upwards of one million copies of the issue, which is a MUCH higher number from the 60,000 they normally publish weekly.

In addition to this, they will also cut down the length of the issue from sixteen pages — it's normal amount — to eight pages.

Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pollux spoke out about the decision, saying:

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CORRECTION: 1 Suspect In Custody, 2 Still At Large Following Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack That Left 12 Dead In Paris

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CORRECTION: ABC News reports that the youngest suspect, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, surrendered and is in custody. The other two suspects, Said & Cherif Kouachi, are still at large.

UPDATE: According to two senior-level anti-terrorism officials, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad was killed in a police raid, while the two brothers, Said & Cherif Kouachi, have been taken into custody.

We have some news regarding the attack on Paris' Charlie Hebdo office on Wednesday morning.

While the three gunman are still on the loose, France's top security officials have released the identities of the killers, and are now closer than ever to capturing them.

Two of the shooters are thought to be brothers from France named

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At Least 12 Dead In Paris After Gunmen Attack Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo's Offices

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This is absolutely horrible and completely heartbreaking.

Today in Paris, France there was a devastating shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that has left at least 12 dead.

The attack, now being labeled a 'terrorist operation' by President François Hollande, is France's deadliest terror attack in twenty years.

Among those dead are two French policeman and famed French cartoonists, known by their pen names: Cabu, Tignous, Wolinski, and Charb (who is also the magazine's publisher).

The Associated Press is reporting that there were THREE gunmen who carried out the attack after a press conference with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, not two as previously thought, and that they're all still on the loose. They also were supposedly shouting "Allahu akbar" while shooting.

Reporters at the scene of the crime quotes a policeman who said:

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