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A hostage-taking is underway near an airport in Paris after police hunting the Charlie Hebdo killers exchanged fire during a car chase, security sources said.
Dozens of police had earlier pursued Al Qaeda brother Cherif and Said Kouachi along the National 2 highway, ending in the small town of Dammartin-en-Goele, around 7 miles from Charles de Gaulle international airport.
Two people were killed and several others injured before the hostages were taken.
The suspects were holed up in a small printing business named CTD, a source close to the investigation said. ‘It’s not sure how many people are inside,’ the source said.
Prior to the standoff, the suspects had hijacked a Peugeot 206 in Montagny-Sainte-Felicite from a woman who said she recognised them as the wanted men, a police source said.