The suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been killed and their hostage has been freed, a French police official said, as police stormed both siege scenes.
Explosions and gunshots rang out and white smoke rose outside a printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goele, north east of Paris, where brothers Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, had holed up with a hostage.
Security forces had surrounded the building for most of the day.
#BREAKING Killed Charlie Hebdo suspects came out firing on security forces: source— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 9, 2015
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Minutes later there were similar scenes at the Jewish supermarket in Paris occupied by another terrorist.
He had threatened to kill hostages if police acted against the Kouachis.
Police forces stormed the Paris kosher grocery where a gunman was holding five hostages.
Police at supermarket siege in eastern Paris shout ``get down!'' and ``we've got him'' amid gunfire exchanges, BFM-TV reports.
Some hostages from the supermarket could be seen being led to safety. They walked hurriedly and with arms around each other as they made their way to safety.
Judicial police have reportedly told local broadcaster Europe1 that the supermarket hostage taker and suspected policewoman murderer was killed in the raid.
Police union representative Christophe Crepin, said it appeared that the gunman who took hostages at a kosher market had died. Mr Crepin spoke to LCI television.
#BREAKING Five dead, including gunman, in Paris supermarket hostage drama: security source— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 9, 2015
Schools near the kosher supermarket where five hostages are being held remain closed. Parents are being advised not to travel into the area to collect them.