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Paris Hostage Drama Over, More Terror Strikes Likely

Paris, Jan 10: The French security forces killed three terrorists including two brothers, who had carried out massacre at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, and an Islamist ally ending the hostage crisis in Paris. All the 10 hostages were seen running out of the supermarket where they were held in eastern Paris. However, the terror threats are not over as the woman terrorist, who is believed to be the wife of the black man who took the hostage, is at large.

The series of terror strikes in the past three days shook the nation to its core killing 17 people including the journalists of the French news magazine and police personnel. The militants were gunned down on Friday night.

The lone woman, who was held hostage by the heavily armed brothers at a building in north-east Paris, was also rescued. While, the Charlied Hebdo attackers rocked the nation in a small town of Paris, the third man along with his wife took the people hostage in a Jewish supermarket, killing four and seven were hurt including three police officers.

The terrorists were surrounded by police with heavy weapons at the two hostage sites. The helicopters were seen hovering around the area and tanks rushed to the spots to carry out the operation against the militants.

The Intelligence suspected more attacks likely as the woman terrorist managed to flee during the operation. This was the bloodiest week of France that would never forget.

Questions were also mounting over how the three men - brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, and supermarket gunman Amedy Coulibaly - had slipped through the security net after it emerged that all three were known to the intelligence agencies. The three militants, reportedly belonging to al Qaeda,

Coulibaly's wife Hayat Boumeddiene, who was wanted by police in connection with the killing Thursday of a policewoman, was still on the loose.

With fears spreading in the wake of the attack, the United States warned of a global threat, telling its citizens to beware of "terrorist actions and violence" all over the world.

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