Two hostage situations near Paris have ended, with three gunmen confirmed killed by police - including the two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre on Wednesday.
The brothers were killed at a printworks in a village called Dammartin, 25 miles to the north-east of Paris. They died after police stormed the building.
The other incident was at a kosher grocery store in the east of Paris itself near Port de Vincennes.
The gunman in that incident - named as Amedy Coulibaly - was also killed when police stormed the building.
Police had earlier released Coulibaly's name alongside that of a woman - Hayat Boumeddiene - as suspects in the shooting of a policewoman yesterday. It was unclear if Boumeddiene was also at the scene and she appears to still be at large.
President Hollande confirmed on Friday evening that four hostages were killed at the grocery store. They have not been named.
The two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo massacre on Wednesday were killed by armed police today.
The incident came to a violent end at around 4pm (GMT) when special forces police stormed a printworks building.
The moment police stormed the printworks:
- There was thought to be one person being held hostage. They were said to have escaped alive when police stormed the building.
- The siege had begun at around 8.30am (GMT) when gunfire was heard near Dammartin, sparking a huge police operation.
In what appeared a co-ordinated attack, police stormed the grocery shortly after their colleagues had done the same at the printworks.
Reports say the gunman - Amedy Coulibaly - was killed when police stormed the building.
Some hostages were seen escaping from the building although four were also killed.
AFP reports a security source has said four more were injured in the attack.
- The stand-off with police began when gunshots were heard just before 1pm (GMT) at the grocery.
The moment police stormed the grocery:
Coulibaly and Boumedienne are thought to be responsible for the murder of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday.
Coulibaly had reportedly made contact with police negotiators during the siege and demanded the release of the two suspects who were holed up at the printworks 25 miles away.
It was thought there were up to ten hostages being held in the grocery.