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French Police Arrest More Seven Suspects Over Satirical Magazine Attack


Following a deadly attack on satirical magazine, Wednesday in Paris, in which 12 staff were killed, French Police Thursday, arrested seven suspects in connection with the terrorist act, as President Francois Hollande has convened an emergency cabinet meeting in Paris.

Police indicated that the latest arrest, were connected to the two main suspects, detained in the towns of Reims and Charleville-Mezieres, as well as in the Paris area.

Presently, pictures of the two suspected brothers – Cherif and Said Kouachi, involved in the attack are displayed. The gunmen were reportedly shouting “Islamist slogans”.

While the deadly attack lasted, a gunman fired Police in the Southern Paris suburb of Montrouge Thursday morning, leaving an injury on officer before fleeing. It is not immediately confirmed whether the incident has a link with the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

As the French authorities has declared a minute silence for the attack victims, at midday across the country and the bells of Notre Dame in the capital, arrest warrants have equally been issued on the two brothers allegedly said to be “armed and dangerous”. The third suspect, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad has since surrendered himself to the Police in Charleville-Mezieres.

Earlier, Kouachi was sentenced three years imprisonment in 2008, for belonging to a Paris-based group sending jihadist fighters to Iraq.

In the meantime, United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameroon has condemned the attack and described it as attack not only on the magazine, but on the entire France.


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