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French forces said storming building where Charlie Hebdo suspects holed up

French special forces are said to be storming a building where Said and Cherif Kouachi are holding at least one person hostage northeast of Paris, AFP reports.

The standoff between the brothers and police had been going on since after 9:00 am local time.

Smoke rises from a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen on January 9, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ JOEL SAGET)
Smoke rises from a building in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen on January 9, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ JOEL SAGET)
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