Paris attack suspects spotted - forces deploy

2015-01-08 15:43
Police officers control a car in front of the Eiffel Tower. (Francois Guillot, AFP)

Police officers control a car in front of the Eiffel Tower. (Francois Guillot, AFP)

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Paris - French special operations forces deployed on Thursday in a northern town where two brothers suspected of having gunned down 12 people in an Islamist attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are believed to be located, a police source said.

RAID, the anti-terrorist unit of the French police force, and the GIGN, a paramilitary special operations unit, deployed in Villers-Cotterets in the northern Aisne region "where a car was abandoned after being used by the two suspects, who were identified by a witness," the source told AFP.

French investigators found a dozen Molotov cocktails and two jihadist flags in the getaway car used in the massacre at a Paris magazine, a source close to the case told AFP on Thursday.

"This shows their Islamist radicalisation and that they had possibly planned other acts with the petrol bombs," the source said. The items were found in the abandoned black Citroen used by the attackers to speed away from the offices of the Charlie Hebdo weekly after they gunned down 12 people.

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