Suspects in Paris newspaper massacre killed; 3 hostages, 1 other attacker also dead 

click to enlarge French police officers storm a kosher grocery to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. - AP PHOTO/MICHEL EULER
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  • French police officers storm a kosher grocery to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage.

PARIS — A police official on the scene of the standoff between two armed brothers suspected in the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo newsroom says the suspects are dead and their hostage has been freed.

Meanwhile, two police officials say at least four people, including the attacker, have died at a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman also took several hostages.

Security forces launched a major assault on the building where the brothers were holed up late Friday afternoon.

A security official says the two brothers came out firing, prompting the assault on the building.

The official was not authorized to speak about the sensitive operations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Officials say the brothers died in the assault.

Security forces stormed the grocery minutes after their counterparts assaulted the building outside Paris where two brothers held a hostage.

The two police officials, who could not be named speaking about the quickly developing situation, confirmed the attacker died. One of the officials said three of the dead were hostages.

The gunman has been identified as Amedy Coulibaly.

None of the officials could say what has happened to the woman listed on a police bulletin as his accomplice.

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