Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BLOODY END TO 'CHARLIE HEBDO' HOSTAGE CRISIS ; Three Terrorists Shot Dead, Including Brothers Who Slaughtered Staff of Satirical Magazine, and Hostages . Three Terrorists Shot Dead, Including Brothers Who Slaughtered Staff of Satirical Magazine, and Hostages .Killed as French Police Act to End a Day of Tension - While President Warns Country to 'Stay Vigilant'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BLOODY END TO 'CHARLIE HEBDO' HOSTAGE CRISIS ; Three Terrorists Shot Dead, Including Brothers Who Slaughtered Staff of Satirical Magazine, and Hostages . Three Terrorists Shot Dead, Including Brothers Who Slaughtered Staff of Satirical Magazine, and Hostages .Killed as French Police Act to End a Day of Tension - While President Warns Country to 'Stay Vigilant'

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FRENCH president Francois Hollande has called on the country to 'remain vigilant' as the hostage crisis which started at the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre came to a bloody end with the loss of more lives.

Three terrorists were among those killed yesterday - including brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi - who were shot after they emerged from a bolt hole firing at police where they kept a print worker hos- tage. He escaped unharmed.

A third terrorist, 32-yearold Amedy Coulibaly with links to Cherif Kouachi, had detained around 20 hostages at a Jewish supermarket in which four were killed before police stormed the building as he said evening prayers.

He was killed in the shootout.

Coulibaly's girlfriend accomplice, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, was believed to be on the run last night. She is also thought to be involved in the execution of a female police officer south of Paris on Thursday morning - the third police fatality since the slaughters began, following the death of two officers responding to the Charlie Hebdo shooting on Wednesday.

It was also reported that another male gunman had managed to escape from the kosher store.

As France came to terms with a tragedy that rocked the nation, President Hollande said in an address: "I call you all to be vigilant, to remain united and remain mobilised. Vigilance is something the state must demonstrate.

"I ask you to remain united - it's our best weapon. It shows we are determined to fight against anything that can divide us.

"Several leaders have let me know that they will be here for the big gathering that is taking place on Sunday.

"I will be with them, and I hope all the French people will stand on Sunday, to defend the values of democracy, freedom, pluralism, which we are so attached to, and Europe represents, which will come out even stronger."

A number of international dignitaries, including David Cameron, are expected to arrive in Paris this weekend for tomorrow's unity rally.

Dramatic footage from the Kouachis' hideaway in Dammartin-en- Goele, a town around 25 miles north of Paris, and the Hyper Cacher kosher store in Porte de Vincennes, in the east of the capital, played out on television screens shortly before 5pm local time. …

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