French Killers Apparently|Surrounded by Police

      French police believe they have surrounded two brothers suspected of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine, and that the brothers have a hostage – and police say more hostages are being held at a kosher market in Paris.
     Police have surrounded an industrial park near Charles de Gaulle Airport, where brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi are believed to be holding a hostage at a printing shop.
     A police officer said the brothers told a negotiator they will “die as martyrs.”
     Charles de Gaulle Airport is about 30 miles northeast of Paris.
     Also Friday, police said, more hostages were being held after a shooting at a kosher market in eastern Paris.
     Police said at least five hostages were being held there and that two people were killed, though federal officials would not confirm the deaths.
     The suspect in Paris is believed to be Amedy Coulibaly, whom police also suspect of killing a policewoman on Thursday south of Paris. Coulibaly is believed to be a friend of the Kouachis.
     Vigils were held across France and Europe this week after the Wednesday morning massacre at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, where 12 people were killed. The slaughter is believed to be retaliation for the magazine’s cartoons about Islam. Charlie Hebdo also has lampooned Judaism, Christianity and government and cultural figures in general.
     The Charlie assassins are believed to be trapped in the building in Dammartin-en-Goele, where schools are being evacuated and/or locked down.

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