Friday, January 09, 2015

Paris: Terrorist, four hostages dead at kosher market

Not all of the news is good from France today.

From USA Today:
Police stormed a kosher supermarket on the eastern edge of Paris on Friday, killing a gunman linked to the killing of a policewoman and a deadly attack on a French satirical newspaper. Four hostages were killed, police said.

In a brief address to the nation, French President Francois Hollande described the attack in Paris' Porte de Vincennes — one of the main Jewish communities in the city — as a "horrific anti-Semitic act."

"We have to be vigilant," he said. "I am issuing a call to unity. This is our best weapon."

Several — including two officers — were reported wounded as the hours-long standoff with Amedy Coulibaly, 32, ended amid gunshots near the supermarket Friday evening in Paris.
Coulibaly was a suspect in the murder of a French police officer. A female accomplice, Hayat Boumeddiene, is still at large.

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