LATEST: ONE KILLED, 2 IN CUSTODY — 3 terrorists identified , linked to terrorist network in Yemen

 
LATEST UPDATE: One terrorist killed and 2 others in custody according to US counterterrorism officials:

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UPDATE: Here’s an update on the Islamic terrorists identified by French police. Note that NO ARRESTS have been confirmed at this time:

AP – French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects in a deadly attack against newspaper offices that killed 12 people and shook the nation.

Two officials named the suspects as Frenchmen Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, in their early 30s, as well as 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, whose nationality wasn’t immediately clear.

One of the officials said they were linked to a Yemeni terrorist network.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the sensitive and ongoing investigation.

Cherif Kouachi was convicted in 2008 of terrorism charges for helping funnel fighters to Iraq’s insurgency and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

No arrests have been confirmed in the hunt for the attackers. It was the deadliest attack in France in half a century.



UPDATE II: Here are the photos of the Kouachi brothers via JSS News:

Cherif:
Cherifkouachi

 
Said:
saidkouachi

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Three terrorists in this morning’s massacre have been identified by French police according to the Daily Beast:

Three men ages 18, 32, and 34 have been identified by French police as the gunmen behind the Charlie Hebdo attack, according to France’s Metro newspaper. Two of them, brothers, were born in France and are French nationals. The third is homeless and his nationality is not yet known. Police reportedly have all of their identities, but authorities have not yet released their names.

And there are unconfirmed reports by Zero Hedge they’ve been arrested:

The three suspects have been identified. This is Said K., born in 1980 in Paris, Sherif K., born in 1982 in Paris and Hamyd M., born in 1996. All three are from Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine). They were reportedly arrested but no official confirmation comes in time for the Interior Ministry.

They also add this google translated report on what happened via a French newspaper Liberation:

“The gunmen reportedly shouted Allah akbar and said they would avenge the Prophet,” the prosecutor said. On leaving the premises, the attackers fall on a police car standing out in the street. They open again before the fire back aboard their Citroen. A chase begins. They borrow the green alley, a street perpendicular to the seat of Charlie Hebdo. Cross another patrol police, mountain biking. New shots, victimless. Arrived on the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, new shooting: police officer, aged thirty years and attached to the Commission of eleventh district, was hit and killed in cold blood on the ground.

They resume their car heading to the northeast of Paris. They hit a pedestrian at Colonel Fabien in the nineteenth arrondissement. Their flight is interrupted at the intersection between the Sadi-Lecointe and the Rue de Meaux in the nineteenth arrondissement. CW black Citroën registered XV 518 fits into a stud, rear window and broken driver’s window. Men out of the vehicle, leaving a Kalashnikov magazine full of ammunition. Then they shine a motorist and steal his gray Clio. Shortly before noon, the police lost their footsteps. The gates of Paris were immediately blocked to prevent their escape.

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