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Friday, January 9, 2015

Three Hostage-Takers Killed In Paris Area

Police mobilize with reports of a hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on January 9 in Paris, France. According to reports at least five people have been taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Police mobilize with reports of a hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on January 9 in Paris, France. According to reports at least five people have been taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

French security forces have put an end to a three-day terror rampage around Paris. They’ve killed the two brothers who staged a deadly attack at a satirical newspaper. And they’ve also killed an associate of the brothers, after he seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. In addition to the three terrorists, at least four hostages were killed today.

Here & Now’s Robin Young and Lisa Mullins get the latest on the situation in the Paris area from Bloomberg correspondent Gregory Viscusi in Paris, the BBC’s Rob Watson in London and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

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