Charlie Hebdo terrorist brothers dead, hostage freed

A French police official confirms the two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been killed.

The hostage they were holding has been freed, the police also say.

The two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, killed 12 people in an assault on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine on Wednesday, and a massive manhunt had been mounted to catch them.

They were holed up in a building in the Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris.