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Police hunting for three French nationals over Paris shooting
January 7, 2015 / 8:52 PM / in 3 years

Police hunting for three French nationals over Paris shooting

PARIS (Reuters) - Police are searching for two brothers from the Paris region and a man from the northeastern city of Reims, all French nationals, over Wednesday’s shooting attack at satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, a police official and government source said.

French policemen and police investigators stand in front of the entrance of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The three include two brothers aged 32 and 34 as well as a man aged 18, the government source told Reuters.

The police source said one of the brothers had previously been tried on terrorism charges. A huge manhunt was under way for the attackers - suspected Islamist militants who escaped after shooting dead some of France’s top cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, as well as two police officers.

Reporting By Nicolas Bertin and John Irish; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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