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Five hostages taken in Paris supermarket

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Security guards walk past the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2015. The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic confirmed at least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, adding four others were seriously wounded in the "terror attack."

 Security guards walk past the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2015. The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic confirmed at least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, adding four others were seriously wounded in the "terror attack."
Security guards walk past the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, Jan. 7, 2015. The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic confirmed at least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, adding four others were seriously wounded in the “terror attack.”

The perpetrator of Thursday’s Montrouge shooting is suspected of having taken five hostages at Porte de Vincennes in southern Paris, after firing gunshots around 3 p.m. Friday, media reported.

According to the report, the hostages were taken in a kosher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes, 20th Arrondissement, south Paris. At least one person is injured, Xinhua news agency reported citing BFMTV.

On Thursday morning, a 20-year-old policewoman was killed in a shooting in Montrouge. A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on her and a civilian who was responding to a traffic accident.

Women and children are among the five hostages taken by the shooter, the report said.

 

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