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Charlie Hebdo to come out next week despite attack; massive search underway for 2 armed suspects

Paris police and a French security officials said it was too early to draw any connection between the shootings.

By: Associated Press | Paris |
Updated: January 8, 2015 10:30:15 pm
Charlie Hebdo attack, Je Suis France Demonstrators hold a banner reading ” I am Charlie”, at the Old Port of Marseille, southern France. (Source: AP Photo)

Here are the updates: 

# AFP is reporting that French special forces were deployed in the zone where the suspects were last spotted.

# French security forces were desperately hunting today two brothers suspected of gunning down 12 people in an Islamist attack on a satirical weekly, as a stunned and outraged France mourned the victims.

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# Pope Francis held a mass for the victims of the attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo today, praying for all those affected by an Islamist assault which left 12 people dead.

# France’s Islamic groups urged Muslims across the country to observe a minute of silence.

# France observes a moment of silence.

# The manager of a petrol station near Villers-Cotteret in the northern Aisne region “recognised the two men suspected of having participated in the attack against Charlie Hebdo”, the source said.

# A member of the al-Qaida in Yemen extremist organization, posting on the Twitter social network, accused the weekly of engaging in the “defamation of Islam.”

# Two armed suspects in Paris shooting ‘located’ in north France

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# In France, the conflict over what limits to place on press freedom has often involved the satirical weekly, whose mix of crude, often obscene artwork and brashness has few if any parallels in Anglo-Saxon media.

#Police union official: police officer shot in south of Paris has died.

# Valls said the suspects were likely being tracked by intelligence services, but “there is no such thing as zero risk.”

# The most senior security official abandoned a top-level meeting after just 10 minutes to rush to a shooting on the city’s southern edge that gravely wounded a police officer responding to a traffic accident and a street sweeper.

An explosion has taken place at a kebab shop near a mosque in eastern France, officials said adding there is no report of casualties so far. This comes a day after masked gunmen killed 12 people — including two police — in an assault on a satirical newspaper. France’s top security official left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene of Thursday’s shooting, which comes amid high tensions.

Earlier today, Paris police said an officer has been shot on the city’s southern edge.

READ: Charlie Hebdo attack: Youngest of 3 suspects surrenders to police

Paris police and a French security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said it was too early to draw any connection between the shootings. (With AFP)

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