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Hostage-taking underway in Paris amid manhunt: Sources

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A hostage situation has allegedly developed in Paris amid the police’s pursuit of the suspects of the recent deadly terror attack in the French capital.

On Friday, security sources said a hostage-taking was underway at a business north-east of Paris after the police exchanged fire with two men during a car chase.

French special operations forces have been deployed in the country’s northeast to hunt down two of the suspects believed to have been behind the terrorist attack on the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris on Wednesday. The assault left 12 people dead.

The security forces were deployed in the northern Aisne region on Thursday, where brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi were last spotted. Authorities say they found a car abandoned after being used by the two.

A third suspect surrendered to the police during a raid on a building in the northeastern city of Reims.

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