Officials: 3 hostage-takers dead after France standoffs

Officials: 3 hostage-takers dead after France standoffs

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French police stormed a printing plant north of Paris on Friday, freeing a hostage and killing two brothers linked to al-Qaida who were suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper two days ago.

A security official says the brothers came out firing, prompting the assault by police. The official was not authorized to speak about the sensitive operations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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